April 7, 2009

NOT LIKE THE OTHERS:

A baby boomlet, and mama's older (JAMES WALSH, 3/19/09, Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

According to a review of most 2007 birth certificates by the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the birth rate in the U.S. rose slightly for women of all ages. [...]

U.S. fertility rates are higher in every racial group, according to the CDC study. On average, a U.S. woman has 2.1 babies in her lifetime. That's the "magic number" required for a population to replace itself.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at April 7, 2009 8:44 AM
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