Birth rates in U.S. dip to lowest level on record

12/3/2012 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

The number of births in the U.S. dropped to a record low in 2011, to 63.2 babies for every 1,000 women of childbearing age, according to a Pew Research Center study. The low birth rate was led by a decline in the number of immigrant women giving birth and due in part to the recent recession, researchers said.

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