American Birth Rate Hits Record Low

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There were only thirteen and a half births for every 1,000 people last year, a 2.6 percent drop from the year before, and the lowest birth rate in decades. It looks like the number of babies, like the housing market, peaked in 2007. "When the economy is bad and people are uncomfortable about their financial future, they tend to postpone having children," says a sociologist. [Yahoo!]