Tag: birth rate decline

Australian Birth Rate Hits Record Low

The latest report by Australia’s national health and wellbeing agency has revealed that the country has hit its lowest birth rate in 13 years, as the average age of first-time parents continues to increase. Australia’s birth rate fell considerably between 2007 and 2020, from 66 per 1,000 to 56 per 1,000. During the first months…


US Birth Rates Increased 1 Percent in 2021, Not Enough for Generational Replacement

The number of births in the United States in 2021 was slightly higher than in 2020, the first annual increase since 2014, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “The provisional number of births for the United States in 2021 was 3,659,289, up 1 percent from 2020,” the…


Birth Dearth About Values, Not Economics

Commentary The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that births in the USA reached another historic low in 2020. For the sixth consecutive year, the birth rate dropped—this time by 4 percent. The average annual drop in the five previous years was 2 percent. The rate at which American women are having babies is…


US Sees Fewest Births Since 1979: CDC Report

The United States in 2020 saw the lowest number of births since 1979 and an ongoing decline in birth rates, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The agency estimated some 3.6 million babies were born in the country in 2020—down 4 percent from 2019. This marks the lowest number of births…