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US birth rates drop to lowest since 1987

17-May-2018

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Cultural shift as women delay motherhood.

Births among women in their teens and 20s decreased.

Rate rose in women aged between 40 and 44.

Fertility rate has dropped to 1.76 births per woman.

Declining birth rates are common as countries develop.

Low birth rates are common in developed countries but it’ll lead to fewer young people in the workforce

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