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Why are California women giving birth at record-low rates?

Why are California women giving birth at record-low rates?

By Ian Wheeler, iwheeler@scng.com, @iwhlr on Twitter The pace of motherhood in California is slowing and its members are aging, a shift demographers expect to continue and contribute to far-reaching and uncertain changes in the decades to come. Last year, the state reached a historic milestone: the lowest birth rate on record — 12.4 births per thousand people. […]

California’s birth rate falls to lowest level ever, new data show

California’s birth rate falls to lowest level ever, new data show

California’s birth rate dropped to its lowest ever in 2016, according to data released by the state’s Department of Finance. Between July 2015 and July of this year, there were 12.42 births per 1,000 Californians. The last time birth rates came close to being that low was during the Great Depression, when they hit 12.6 […]