U.S. Birth Rate Falls to Recod Low

By: CNN
By: CNN

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The Great Recession did more than just kill jobs; it also prompted Americans to have fewer children.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US Birth Rate fell to another record low last year with just 63 births per 1000 woman of child bearing; ages 15 to 44-years-old.

It is the lowest birth rate since record-keeping back began in 1909. That could mean economic problems years from now with a shrinking labor pool and aging population.

Researchers say a major reason for the drop is also related to the economy. They say about 22 percent of couples noted money concerns which prompted them to have fewer children, or none at all.


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