These are low numbers: Births to never-married women are down more than births to ever-married women: Preliminary data from several states suggest these trends are likely to continue in If we take age-specific birth rates from the peak-fertility year of and apply them to each age cohort inthe most recent complete data, we can create a counterfactual scenario of how many babies would have been born if age-adjusted fertility rates had not fallen after
It was, the CDC noted, "another record low for the nation," with the drop between and being the single largest since The birth rate has fallen steadily sincewhen there were some 70 births per 1, women.
Also inthe total fertility rate—the number of children 1, women would be projected to have over their lifetime given current trends—hit a year low, reaching lifetime 1.
This number is below the 2. The precipitous drop beginning in may be attributable to the Great Recession, as families opted to put off childbearing in the face of a collapsing economy. But as economic indicators continue to recover to pre-recession levels, fertility has continued to fall, suggesting deeper trends may be at play.
Indeed, a fertility rate that persists below replacement may pose substantial cultural and economic challenges going forward. On the entitlement end of the scale, the glut of people born during the postwar baby boom now reaching retirement means that the number of workers per retired American will continue to decline to unsustainable levels.
Experts are divided, but point to a number of factors with at least some explanatory value. However, other trends are doubtless involved.
Front and center is the drop in childbearing among younger American women, who opt to defer childrearing until later in their lives. The new CDC numbers reveal that younger Americans continue to have children with less and less frequency.
Rates of births to 20 to 24 year-olds and 25 to 29 year-olds declined between andwhile the rates of births to 35 to 39 year-olds and 40 to 44 year-olds remained roughly constant.
These stats are part of a long-running trend in the age-differentiated birth rates: Fewer younger women are choosing to have children, while their older peers are having slightly more children, but not enough to make up the shortfall.
This deferral is apparent in more than just childbirth. Analyses show that Americans are opting to marry and have sex later than their predecessors. That teens are having less sex is likely good news, all things considered; the CDC found that teen birthrates have also hit historic lows.
Americans are getting married later and fewer of them are married overall, a fact that is likely connected to the baby bust. The proportion of children born out of wedlock has risen substantially over the past 60 years, accounting today for about 40 percent of all births.
At the same time, unwed people as a category are less likely to have children than their married counterparts, meaning that a rise in unwed childbearing likely means fewer children overall. Demographer Lyman Stonepresenting at the American Enterprise Institute on Thursday, noted the overwhelming majority of births which would have happened had fertility rates remained at levels are attributable to a decline in out-of-wedlock births.
There might be another reason for the fertility drop between and Indeed, she found that immigrant mothers are responsible for the entirety of the growth in annual U. Speaking on Thursday, Livingston noted that foreign-born women age 15 to 44 make up just 17 percent of the population, but have 23 percent of the children.
Bradford Wilcox, a scholar the Institute for Family Studies, thinks there is another explanation: Speaking on Thursday, Wilcox suggested that the amount of time that young Americans spend online or buried in their phones may be contributing to their choice not to interact in person, thereby delaying sex and marriage.
The evidence is growing that the spread of highly entertaining and diverting technology discourages in-person socializing, including—we think—one of the most fundamental forms of socializing—sex.
Regardless of the cause, one thing is clear: Americans are having fewer babies, a trend unlikely to abate any time soon. Such a demographic bust, Wilcox worries, could end up with America looking like Japan: This entry was posted in Culture.is and in to a was not you i of it the be he his but for are this that by on at they with which she or from had we will have an what been one if would who has her.
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