Wednesday, January 16, 2008

US Baby Boomlet

The United States is experiencing a small baby boom, reporting the largest number of children born in 45 years CNN reports. The 2006 fertility rate is reported at 2.1 children- the highest since 1971.

What is contributing to this jump? One thing is the fertility rate among Hispanics is now at 3 children per woman the highest rate for any group. Another increase is in teen births. The rate of teenage pregnancies rose for the first time in 15 years.

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