In comparison to the baby boom year when the birth rate was high, equaling 122 babies for every 1000 women, the number fell in the year 2011, coming to almost half, meaning that it came to about 63 babies for every 1000 women. There have been dynamic changes in the birthrates in the US among all demographics but the most appalling thing is that among all the groups of women that have been studied in research, it has emerged that the birthrates for newborns keep dropping.

Birthrates dip during recession

The reports filed further indicate that in poorer economies, fewer births that are recorded. Of course, there is a close relationship between the number of births and the economic status of the parents. While the year 2007, had the highest marked number of births recorded in the US at 4.316 million, the number has been dropping ever since until 2011, which was determined as the year with the lowest number of births in the US.

Even without considering the percentages involved for people who do not like numbers, it hit the news big time that the year 2011 as the one that marked the lowest births in the US among all the others. Looking over news about this online and from other media, it emerges that this decreasing rate of births has been on an all-time low in the US. Digging in deeper, one will be able to see the number of births recorded in the given time in different states in the US.

Birth rates fell for women aged between 20s and mid 30s

The birth rates for women between their 20s and 30s have been on the decline but at the same time, the birthrates for women who were well into their 30s and 40s stayed almost the same. However, considering that the many people would like to have children between their 20s and early 30s, this is no surprise at all and it showed why the birth rate of women between their 30s and middle 40s stayed almost the same. It is expected that the birthrate should be high among women who are considered to be in the prime childbearing age, and that is between the ages of 20s and mid 30s. However, this has not been the case and between 2007 and 2010, the rates fell by more than 8 percent.

The highest decrease in the birthrate s in the US has been noted among foreign-born women. While it is the foreign-born people, who tended to rear large families in the past, this trend has been noted to be changing very fast, and 2011 was no different. Another important thing that emerges from this is that the birth rates have been falling mostly during recessions. The birth rates recorded showed low numbers even in the past recessions. While studies show that there is bound to be an increase in birthrate if there is a turnaround in the economy, this has not been the case in the recent past.