Birth rate

The Pew report on birth rates yesterday was fascinating on so many levels.  Truly amazing how much more fertile the foreign-born population is in America.  Here’s your long-term problem for the Republican party.  I would like a little more explanation on why this population has so many more kids, though.  The big headline is the steep decline in birth rate among foreign-born women, but that still leaves it way higher than for native-born women.  Here’s some very telling graphs/charts:

I had no idea foreign-born mothers accounted for such a disproportionate share of births.  And the fact that white women account for only 54% of all births tells you plenty about the future of the country.  Lots more good stuff at the link.

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State

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