What do six straight years of declining birthrates mean for the U.S.?

Two young girls sit, one is holding a baby
Savannah, left, holds her daughter Chanel, as she sits with her sister Telia, as they listen to their mother Krystal Archie talking during an interview with the Associated Press in Chicago. Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press
Two young girls sit, one is holding a baby
Savannah, left, holds her daughter Chanel, as she sits with her sister Telia, as they listen to their mother Krystal Archie talking during an interview with the Associated Press in Chicago. Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press

What do six straight years of declining birthrates mean for the U.S.?

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Birth rates have dropped over the past few years in the U.S., and new data show the declines have become even sharper during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reset talks with experts on why numbers are dropping and how they might impact the economy and our way of life going forward.

GUESTS: Anna Brown, research associate at the Pew Research Center

Christine Percheski, associate professor of sociology at Northwestern Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences