jeudi, octobre 13, 2011
US birthrate in decline
During a recession, people have fewer kids. That's again the case with this recession, according to data compiled by the Pew Research Center. It is projected that there will be just 4 millions births in 2010, a sharp decline from 4,3 millions in 2007.
And if you think the difference is not that great, think twice. The U.S. population is keeps increasing. Between 2007 and 2011 it added 10 millions people. Therefore the number of births should follow. The only states that didn't experienced that trend were states where the recession didn't hit as hard, like in North Dakota. (see graph)