U.S. Births Dip To 30-Year Low; Fertility Rate Sinks Further Below Replacement Level

In 2017, birth rates fell by 4 percent both for women from 20-24 years old and for women of ages 25-29, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The results put the U.S. further away from a viable replacement rate – the standard for a generation being able to replicate its numbers.

(Image credit: Seth Wenig/AP)

(via NPR)

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