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U.S. birth rate hits all-time low due to weak economic recovery: “The American Dream is … OK, we go to school, we graduate, we get good jobs, we buy a house, we have kids,” … “And it’s just like none of that has happened.”


Baby bust? National birthrate hits an all-time low due to weak economic recovery

  • During the recession, the birthrate dropped after a high in 2007
  • The recession has been officially over for four years
  • The birthrate hit an all-time low in 2011 and stayed there in 2012
  • Economic uncertainty coupled with a general trend towards fewer births means there may not be a bounce-back in birthrates

The recession has been over for four years, but the birth rate in the U.S. continues to fall as many people struggle with a sluggish economy and financial uncertainty.

According to a recent analysis by the Pew Institute, since 2007 when there were a record 4,316,233 births, the number of births has been steadily declining, with 4,007,000 births in 2012 – the lowest number since 1998.

Analysts say that the birthrate is dictated by the economy.

Data: The CDC's births and fertility rates graph shows a high in 2007 and an all-time low in 2012

Data: The CDC’s births and fertility rates graph shows a high in 2007 and an all-time low in 2011, remaining steady for 2012

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2358813/Baby-bust-National-birthrate-hit-time-low-weak-economic-recovery.html

Young adults put off parenthood…

The early years of adulthood are supposed to be a time of optimism and hope, but for many Americans now in their 20s it has instead been a period of uncertainty and frustration.

Hobbled by student loan debt, frustrated by careers that have been stymied by a weak job market — and frightened by watching their own parents suffer financial setbacks — many say they feel like they are getting off to a slow start. Even as the economy improves, that’s left some Millennials wondering if they’ll ever feel financially comfortable enough to have kids of their own.

“The American Dream is … OK, we go to school, we graduate, we get good jobs, we buy a house, we have kids,” said Daniel Flores, 27. “And it’s just like none of that has happened.”

http://www.today.com/money/dreams-delayed-or-denied-young-adults-put-parenthood-6C10528964

 

Collapse of the American Dream 
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