U.S. Birthrate Dropped 4% in 2020, Hurt By the Pandemic

U.S. Birthrate Dropped 4% in 2020, Hurt By the Pandemic
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• The U.S. birthrate dropped 4% in 2020, the sixth straight year of decline, accelerated by the pandemic and women’s decisions to delay pregnancy. The birthrate is now “below replacement levels,” meaning fewer babies are being born than the number of people dying every day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Birthrate, a measure of the number of babies born per 1,000 women between 15 and 44 years old, has declined 19% since 2007.

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