The birth rate in the United States rose slightly last year and has been steadily declining since 2014, the federal government said Tuesday.
The country recorded 56.6 births per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44 in 2021, an increase of 1 percent over the previous year, while the sharp decline was part of the disease centers, according to provisional data released by the National Vital Statistics System. Control and prevention. There were 3,659,289 births in 2021, an increase of about 46,000 or 1 percent from 2020.
Until last year, the birth rate has dropped by an average of 2 percent per year since 2014.
The statistics further complicate how the epidemic has affected birth rates. Preliminary evidence from 2020, when births fell 4 percent from the previous year, suggests that women may delay pregnancy.
Birth rates throughout the world have dropped dramatically already. With low birth rates, declining immigration and rising mortality, the country’s population has been slowly expanding over the past decade. High birth rates can lead to wealth crises, such as in the post-war infant years, when low birth rates can leave a country where few people can find work or care for its elderly population.
A complex web of factors leads to a nation’s birth rate, including its economy – declining during a recession. Women are waiting a long time to have a baby, and most are choosing not to have them at all.
Since 2007, the birth rate in the United States has been declining every year except 2014, when there was a slight increase in 2015 before the breeding continued.
That fall coincided with the beginning of the Great Recession, when millions of Americans lost their jobs and their homes. (Despite frequent speculation, the baby boom usually does not occur after nine months of blizzards, blackouts, and other monotonous events that leave couples alone and upset at home.)
In addition to the overall numbers, newly released data show a decline in birth rates among women aged 15 to 24, with a record 6 percent decline among women aged 15 to 19 and an increase among women aged 25 to 49.