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trom83
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Americans aren't making enough babies to replace population
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Americans are having fewer and fewer babies, a new government report finds. In fact, we now aren’t making enough babies to replace ourselves.

For the population to reproduce itself at current numbers, the “total fertility rate” needs to be 2,100 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age over their lifetime, researchers for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in their report, released early Thursday. But the latest data show a current rate of just 1,765.5 per 1,000, or 16 percent below the number needed to keep the population stable without additions through immigration.

The total fertility rate has been declining steadily for seven years, but the numbers for 2017 represent the biggest drop in recent history. The rate for 2016 was 1,820.5; for 2015, 1,843.5; and for 2014, 1,862.5.

The CDC offered no explanation for why the American fertility rate is dropping so precipitously.

Experts say the decline isn’t due to a single cause, but rather a combination of several factors, including changing economics, delays in childbirth by women pursuing jobs and education, the greater availability of contraception, and a decline in teen pregnancies.

The trend seen in the United States is also seen in much of the developed world, including Western Europe, said Dr. John Rowe, a professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. One important factor driving this is the changing roles of women in society, Rowe said.

“In general women are getting married later in life,” he explained. “They are leaving the home and launching their families later.”


rowbear1922
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re: Americans aren't making enough babies to replace population
31, no kids, never married


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DustyDinkleman
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re: Americans aren't making enough babies to replace population
Good. We could use a population purge


trom83
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re: Americans aren't making enough babies to replace population
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We could use a population purge


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fillmoregandt
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re: Americans aren't making enough babies to replace population
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Good. We could use a population purge




Exactly.


No one has ever complain about less traffic/lines/etc


The problem is that it’s the smart folks that aren’t having kids. The dumbasses around the world keep spitting them out regularly
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PurpleandGold Motown
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re: Americans aren't making enough babies to replace population
Good. Too many people as it is.


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jimbeam
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re: Americans aren't making enough babies to replace population
Now do breakdown by race, religion, income, etc
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saint tiger225
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re: Americans aren't making enough babies to replace population
Maybe because now days, raising kids is very expensive. Young people are looking to have fun during their younger years, instead of trying to climb up the career ladder while raising kids and not having much disposable income.


saint tiger225
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re: Americans aren't making enough babies to replace population
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The problem is that it’s the smart folks that aren’t having kids. The dumbasses around the world keep spitting them out regularly 
Exactly.

Idiocracy, here we come!


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Ross
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Idiocracy was a prophecy


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ThatMakesSense
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re: Americans aren't making enough babies to replace population
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Maybe because now days, raising kids is very expensive. Young people are looking to have fun during their younger years, instead of trying to climb up the career ladder while raising kids and not having much disposable income.


Nobody wants to make a baby with you?


Powerman
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re: Americans aren't making enough babies to replace population
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Good. We could use a population purge

This is one thing all idiots agree on


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HailHailtoMichigan!
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re: Americans aren't making enough babies to replace population
I can’t imagine a more selfish act than going to the grave without having a child


Evolution tells us it is our biological job to create more of us

But on a human level, not having children is disgrace to your culture and its long term prospects


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kywildcatfanone
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re: Americans aren't making enough babies to replace population
There are plenty coming in from our southern boarder who are breeders.


rickyh
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re: Americans aren't making enough babies to replace population
Tat's what happens when you abort 60 million babies. And make it where it takes 2 incomes to just survive. Unless you are living off the government, you can't afford children. But at least , I think they set a limit on rewarding women who don't marry and don't work by making more per head.


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schwartzy
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re: Americans aren't making enough babies to replace population
A lot of us millenials are in so much student debt the thought of starting a family isn't realistic. No I didn't major in fine arts. The cost of college has far surpassed inflation, so it isn't realistic to work over a summer and earn $10,000+ like my grandparents were able to do (work a summer to save a year's worth of tuition and books).


Btrtigerfan
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re: Americans aren't making enough babies to replace population


Muslims aren't slowing down. Some have multiple children with multiple wives. They will take over France without firing a shot.

Mooslim Obama was a uge fan of abortions for American babies. Free birth control for every woman.

Foil hat ON [OFF]


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saint tiger225
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Nobody wants to make a baby with you?
Why? You offering? I'd put one in you.


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Powerman
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There are plenty coming in from our southern boarder who are breeders.

Of course you can't spell border


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