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Americans Aren't Making Enough Babies to Replenish the Current Population, Says the CDC

According to a new report from the CDC, American fertility rates are declining so much that we're not making enough babies to replace ourselves. The research - which is based on 2017 birth certificate information - determined that to replenish the current population, the "total fertility rate" needs to be 2,100 births per 1,000 women over their lifetime. As it stands, the current rate is 1,765.5 per 1,000 women. In layman's terms? We're about 16 percent behind pace.

The fertility rate has been declining in the US for seven years;...

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Published By: popsugar - Friday, 11 January