Births have plummeted since their 2007 peak, and the recession is a factor. There's worry that the birthrate will be affected for years.
The graph for this article is incredible visual that highlights how the economic conditions can impact demographics. Not surprisingly, Americans have less childen during tough times. Questions to ponder: would this phenomenon be expected in all parts of the world? Why or why not? Demographically, what will the long-term impact of the recession be?
Via Seth Dixon