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Childbearing in America, Stephanie Ventura, NCHS

Friday, November 8, 2013 at 9:15 a.m. EST

Stephanie Ventura, a senior demographer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics, discusses statistic that show teen births in the U.S. are at historically low levels, while more women are delaying maternity until their 30s.

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Recent Changes in Childbearing in the United States [PDF]
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Recent changes in childbearing in the United States [PDF]
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Births leveled off in 2012 after recent declines [PDF]
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First birth rates for teens down sharply [PDF]
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First birth rates for women in their 30s have increased since the mid-1970s [PDF]
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28% of first births in 2012 were to women 30 and older, more than 5 times the 1975 level [PDF]
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Women having their first child at 35-44 are now more likely to have a second child [PDF]
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Women are having one-half as many births compared with 1957 [PDF]
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Births have declined more for black and Hispanic women [PDF]
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Teen births and rates are at historic low levels [PDF]
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Teen birth rates down sharply for all groups [PDF]
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Two-decade drop in teen birth rates translates into 4 million fewer teen births [PDF]
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Greatest declines from 2007 to 2011 were among Hispanic teens [PDF]
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Unmarried parents of first births more likely to be cohabiting [PDF]

Source of Information:

News Release: (Friday, September 6, 2013)

Additional Information:


The New York Times

The Washington Post

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | | Last Revised: December 30, 2013