America's Declining Birthrate

Jul 16, 2018

America's birthrate is tanking. People who study fertility and families say there are lots of reasons for that: college debt, political uncertainty, climate change, rising home prices, delayed marriage. We’ll talk about what all this means for the future, and what can be done to reverse the trend.

Monday, we’re talking about the American birthrate. In short, it’s tanking. The decline started when the Great Recession hit, and it just continues to fall. People who study fertility and families say there are lots of reasons for that. There’s college debt, political uncertainty, climate change, rising home prices, delayed marriage—the list goes on. People are even having less sex than they used to. We’ll talk about what all this means for the future, and what can be done to reverse the trend.