Wednesday, January 08, 2014

US Fertility rate hits record low; 40.7% of babies are born to unmarried women

The fertility rate of women in the United States fell to a record low for the second year in a row in 2012, according to data released last week by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Also for the second year in a row, 40.7 percent of the babies born in the United States were born to unmarried mothers.

Since 1960, the fertility rate in the United States has declined 46.6 percent.

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