Posts Tagged birth rate
The CDC has released statistics on births in the U.S. for 2007. The birth rate exceeded the peak of the baby boom of the 1950s, and the rate of 2.1 babies per U.S. woman is just what is needed for the population to replace itself, although the current birthrate is already showing signs of declining since the onset of the recession (the lowest birthrate recorded was during the Great Depression).
Here are a few other facts from the CDC. Probably the most surprising fact to me was the number of births to single women (do we still call them ‘unwed mothers’?). I deliberately chose a picture of dad and baby for this post as I think dads have really stepped up as nurturers in the last couple of decades. It’s time to put to rest old ideas about who can be good parents. Read the rest of this entry »