Thursday, November 29, 2012

U.S. Birth Rate Hits Record Low : Decline Greatest Among Immigrants

The National Journal reports:
The U.S. birth rate dropped to its lowest level since the beginning of the Great Depression, led by a drop among immigrants, according to a report data released Thursday by the Pew Research Center.
What about Hispanics?
Hispanic women - both those born in and those born outside the U.S. - experienced larger birth-rate declines from 2007 to 2010 than other groups. They also experienced greater percentage declines in household wealth than white, black, or Asian households between 2005 and 2009, according to the report. Latinos also experienced a greater rise in poverty and unemployment than non-Latinos after the Great Recession began.
I guess Hispanics will not be a majority of America at this rate of growth.