by Nate Wooley | October 3, 2012 12:53 pm
In 2011, the U.S. saw just 4 million births, the lowest number since 1998 and the fourth year in a row of declines. Births fell by 1% last year, according to the Associated Press. But the downtrend appears to be leveling off because prior years had seen the decline in the 2% to 3% range.
The weak economy is shouldering some of the blame, with experts speculating that couples are leery about starting or expanding a family with an uncertain economic outlook.
The report, put out by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, showed fewer births across demographic groups. Some facts:
Other interesting baby news from InvestorPlace.com:
Source URL: http://investorplace.com/2012/10/u-s-births-fall-for-fourth-straight-year/
Short URL: http://invstplc.com/1fRSqPz
Copyright ©2017 InvestorPlace Media, LLC. All rights reserved. 700 Indian Springs Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601.