Family | U.S. birth and fertility rates continued a downward trend last year
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 5/25/18, 03:14 pm
The United States birth rate dropped again last year, hitting a 30-year low and raising concerns about the future of American society and economic growth.
The number of U.S. babies born last year fell 2 percent from 2016, from 3.95 million to 3.85 million, according to data released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics.