Fertility and the economy
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How immigration could help a shrinking American labor force
Young, productive workers "are the new scarce resource," one expert says.
Why declining birth rates are a phenomenon in developing countries
As part of our mini-series on fertility, we talk to a demographer about why fertility rates are declining in developing countries.
Americans are having fewer babies, and it might have to do with the economy
Since the Great Recession hit in late 2007, fertility rates have been declining in the United States. A recent CDC study helps make the link between fertility and the economy.