Below Replacement Levels: What Do These Fertility Rates Say According To The CDC?

Written By BlabberBuzz | Tuesday, 06 June 2023 02:15
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The United States has remained below replacement level for the 16th consecutive year, with fewer than 3.7 million babies born last year, according to provisional data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The CDC report reveals that the fertility rate remained at 1.66 births per woman, whereas a rate of 2.1 births per woman is required for a generation to replace itself.

The report states that the fertility rate has been below replacement since 1971 and consistently below replacement since 2007. The general fertility rates for black women, American Indian women, and white women declined by about two percent and three percent, respectively, from 2021 to 2022.

In contrast, the fertility rate increased by three percent for Asian women, six percent for Pacific Islander women, and four percent for Hispanic women in the U.S. over the same period.

The general fertility rate for women aged 15 to 44 years was 56.1 births per 1,000, indicating a slight decline from 2021.

In Hungary, where Prime Minister Viktor Orbán aims to increase the nation's fertility rate to 2.1 births per woman by 2030, the government has implemented a series of pro-family economic and social policies.

Earlier this year, the Hungarian government began exempting women from paying personal income taxes if they become mothers before the age of 30.