Saturday, August 8, 2009

As unemployment climbs--birth rate drops

News reports are now starting to pop up that show that during 2008 as the unemployment crept up to decade level highs, the number of births in the US dropped by ~70,000 children in 2008 vs. 2007.

The key reasons for this drop are speculated that fewer people are choosing to have children, and as jobs dried up, the number of hispanic immigrants has slowed---and hispanc immigrants on average have a higher number of children then the rest of the US population.

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