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U.S. birth rate plummets to its lowest level since 1920

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The U.S. birth rate plunged last year to a record low, with the decline being led by immigrant women hit hard by the recession, according to a study released Thursday by the Pew Research Center.


Recession contraception: US birth rate down for 4th year

U.S. births fell for the fourth year in a row, the government reported Wednesday, with experts calling it more proof that the weak economy has continued to dampen enthusiasm for having children.


Drop in U.S. birth rate is the biggest in 30 years

The maternity business has experienced a recession, too, it appears. Births fell 4% from 2007 to 2009, the biggest drop for any two-year period since the mid-1970s, according to federal government data released Thursday.


U.S. birth rate falls again

U.S. birth rate falls again

Is the drop for the second year in a row related to the economic downturn?


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