Authors

Kenneth Johnson

Abstract

Recent National Center for Health Statistics data show a record low birth rate in the United States, and no evidence of any upturn in these birth rates. Though other social and economic factors may also be influencing U.S. birth rates, the impact of the Great Recession persists. I estimate that in 2017, there were 700,000 fewer births in the United States than would have been expected had pre-recessionary birth rates continued among current women of childbearing age.

Publication Date

Fall 9-14-2018

Series

Data Snapshot No. 13

Publisher

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

Document Type

Article

Rights

Copyright 2018. 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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