U.S. births may finally be leveling off

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  • The Solution Dayton, OH
    Oct. 24, 2013 10:50 a.m.

    Less sex among teens... not likely!

    This information is almost useless as it is very limited in its scope. What are the breakdowns of birthing amongst economic classes? The current trend has been that birthing amongst middle income families is declining (averaging less than 2 children per), while lower income families have been increasing. Did all classes decline in birth rates? Even though the Hispanic and Black birthing numbers have decreased, are they still higher per capita than others? What is the economic breakdown of each ethnicity in regard to the birthing trends? What were the number of births amongst unwed vs. married couples and their economic standings?

    Then we need to consider outside factors: What were abortion rates relative to total number of pregnancies? What has happened to the frequency of unmarried and same-sex couples? What effect has that had on birthing rates?

    The are more possibilities than just declined economic for influencing this outcome.

  • raybies Layton, UT
    Oct. 24, 2013 9:40 a.m.

    I'd love to hear state specific breakdown of birthrates... I think that'd be interesting.

  • Sorry Charlie! SLC, UT
    Sept. 6, 2013 9:03 p.m.


    So just how long do you think we can continue to play the game of each generation needs to have more kids then the last so we can pay for the aged? Do you really believe the world resources are infinite? Maybe we need to find better solutions

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Sept. 6, 2013 3:33 p.m.

    I would think that any one with a brain can see that the commitment to a baby is going to cost a lot.

  • JMT Springville, UT
    Sept. 6, 2013 5:30 a.m.

    Contrary to what Progressives or Family Planning advocates may think, this is a bad thing. To have a flat line population that is growing older is bad. It will ultimately lead to national decline.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Sept. 6, 2013 12:12 a.m.

    We just need a big power outage for a few days this winter across the nation and birth rates will go up in the fall.