Study Shows U.S. Women Are Not Having Enough Babies
It's no secret that millennials are starting families much later than past generations. The average millennial marrying age is older than it's ever been. Many factors contribute to the decline including student loan debt, economics, etc.
Today.com reports that a new report released from the US government shows that women are not reproducing at a rapid enough rate to replace the population. The U.S. birth rate is the lowest it's been in thirty years! This past year, the rate's dropped another two percent. Also, the total fertility rate has dropped three percent from previous years.
One of the contributing factors to the decline is a decrease in teen pregnancy. Another is, no doubt, the economic state of the country. Women are making the conscious decision to make sure their finances are stable before choosing to start a family. Also, career goals are halting any pregnancy plans until later in life.
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