Abstract

The Great Recession sent an economic shock through American society that reached far beyond the stock and housing markets, including the substantial long-term impact the Great Recession is having on U.S. births. Nearly 2.3 million fewer babies were born in the United States between 2008 and 2013 than would have been expected if pre-recession fertility rates had been sustained (see Figure 1). In each of the last three years, this birth deficit has resulted in nearly 500,000 fewer births.

Publication Date

Winter 12-5-2014

Series

National Fact Sheet No. 26

Publisher

Durham, N.H.: Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire

Document Type

Article

Rights

Copyright 2014. Carsey School of Public Policy. These materials may be used for the purposes of research, teaching, and private study. For all other uses, contact the copyright holder

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