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Millennial childbirth rates decline

One group that’s probably not running off to buy a big house with a yard in the suburbs are millennials. A recent study by the Urban Institute in Washington D.C. reveals that millennial women are having fewer babies in their 20s. Not only has there been a 15 percent decline in birth rates among these women- this generation has the lowest birth rate of any generation, including those of the Great Recession. We take a look at what factors may or may not have contributed to this decline. Are more women waiting to get married before they have kids? Or how about until they feel financially stable? While younger women might be putting more time into their careers or traveling as opposed to starting a family, we discuss what it all might mean for our future with Urban Institute Senior Fellow, Nan Astone.(Flickr/The Jordan Collective)

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