Sunday, December 19, 2010

Biggest Decline in Births Since 1973

The number of babies born in the United States fell by 2.7 percent between 2008 and 2009, the biggest drop since 1973. The 4,131,000 babies born in 2009 were 117,000 fewer than in 2008. Could this be the beginning of another Baby Bust generation?

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, Births: Preliminary Data for 2009

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