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'Demographic earthquake'? U.S. fertility rates fall again to record-low levels

May 5, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The U.S. fertility rate fell by 4% last year to its lowest recorded level, new federal data published on Wednesday... Read more

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Could car seat laws really be lowering birthrates?

Oct 3, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Could car seat mandates have caused a decline in births in the U.S. in recent decades? A recent working paper... Read more