U.S. Birth Rate Plunges to All Time Low | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

U.S. Birth Rate Plunges to All Time Low

The U.S. birth rate has hit a record low of 1.7, well below the replacement rate of 2.1, as more women choose careers over having families.

According to figures released by the CDC, the number of live births in the U.S. dropped to 3.8 million last year, which is the lowest level in 32 years.

Tumbling fertility rates combined with women choosing careers over babies is being blamed for the decline, with only women aged 35-44 seeing an increase in birth rates.

Birth rates for all other age groups is in decline, most dramatically amongst teens aged 15-19, with the birth rate for that demographic falling to 17.4 births per 1,000 women, down 72% from a peak of 61.8 in 1991.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't fault the women who have chosen career over kids, in a world which seems hell-bent, on continuing the human species' greatest failing; that, of course, would be the continued "tribal warfare" for what is left of resources on this planet, and in what currencies they are allowed to be sold.