Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Generation Recession: Fewer Babies

The fertility rate of women aged 20 to 24 hit an all-time low in 2010. Consequently, for the first time ever, the number of babies born to women aged 30 to 34 (962,000) surpassed the number born to women aged 20 to 24 (952,000) as young women put their lives on hold while they wait out the Great Recession.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, Births: Preliminary Data for 2010

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