What America’s ‘Baby Bust’ Means for Public Policy

Birth rates are at a historic low. If they don’t rebound, the effects will be felt outside the family.

When unemployment spikes during severe economic downturns, birth rates usually drop. That’s been true for the past decade, thanks to the Great Recession and its aftermath. But there’s a stark difference this time around: The economy is improving, but birth rates aren’t.

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