Everyone's Over Babies, Fewer Women In America Are Having Them Than Ever Before
The baby-making rate in the U.S. is the lowest it's ever been. Why?
Donald Trump is not alone in his feelings on babies.
A new report from the CDC finds that the number of babies born per female in America is the lowest ever recorded.
The national fertility rate has dropped more than 10 percent since 2007, which is good for overpopulation, bad for potential babies.
Fertility rates among women under 30 is decreasing, but pregnancies among women between 30 and 44 are rising—thanks to egg freezing and IVF.
Another report backs the CDC, with research indicating that more women are reaching higher professions (even running for president) and are waiting until they are established to start a family.
“While many highly educated women are delaying motherhood, some are foregoing motherhood altogether. About a quarter of women near the end of their childbearing years with at least a master’s degree have not had children,” according to a Pew Research Center analysis.
The survey found that “working mothers are much more likely than working fathers to say that family obligations interrupted their own career advancement, suggesting that balancing work life with the responsibilities of caring for a baby is an important consideration for women who want to move ahead.”
The estimates in the report were taken from birth certificate data in each state received and processed by NCHS as of a specified cutoff date.
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