Monday, December 03, 2012

Net migration from Mexico now zero?

Did you see the story the other day about the plummeting U.S. birthrate? Tara Bahrampour writes in The Washington Post that

The U.S. birthrate — 63.2 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age — has fallen to a little more than half of its peak, which was in 1957. The rate among foreign-born women, who have tended to have bigger families, has also been declining in recent decades, although more slowly, according to the report.

But after 2007, as the worst recession in decades dried up jobs and economic prospects across the nation, the birthrate for immigrant women plunged. One of the most dramatic drops was among Mexican immigrants — 23 percent.

Almost half of all immigrants to the United States are of Hispanic origin. But in recent years, immigration from Mexico, the biggest contributing country, has dried up; for the first time since the Great Depression, the net migration from Mexico has been zero.

1 comment:

Terri Wagner said...

Big huge prob in ancient Rome too funny how history repeats itself.