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Economic Impact on Birth Rate

By: CBS
By: CBS

The downed economy could be impacting some women’s decisions to have children.

Birth rates dropped in 2009 for the second year in a row since the recession began. The CDC estimates roughly 4 million children were born, down 2.6 percent from the 2008 estimate.

Besides finances, experts say a decline in immigration to the U.S. could also be to blame.


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