California population growth remains low
May 01, 2013
The California Department of Finance's demographic unit calculated that California gained fewer than 300,000 new residents in 2012 for a growth rate of 0.8...
Teen birth rates keep falling
March 03, 2013
The daily news is filled with disturbing social trends portending awful consequences around the corner, next year or for generations to come. The economy is...
Lower birth rates needed to end hunger
January 25, 2013
Jan. 24, 2013 - Population Matters today rejected that claim from new campaign group ‘Enough food IF' that changes to global governance and aid flows were...
Teen Birth Rate Dropping
March 04, 2013
Teen birth rates keep falling By Daniel Weintraub, Healthy Cal, 3/3/13 The daily news is filled with disturbing social trends portending awful consequences...
Other local news reports
Letter: Teen pregnancy is a huge problem
March 29, 2013
| AppealDemocrat Teen pregnancy is an issue everywhere in the world, but the United States is at the top with the second-highest teen mother birth rates. We all know getting pregnant is...
Susan Reimer: Teen birth rates paint a new picture
March 09, 2013
| AppealDemocrat We are pretty sure of our stereotypes in this country, and we hold them close. One of them is that teen pregnancy is an inner-city problem, a poor problem, a black problem....
From around the web
Sandager: What the U. S. birth rate means to you
April 28, 2013
| DesMoinesRegister.com The confluence of falling birth rates with the retirement of baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) make for some unpromising numbers. In 1965, 81 million workers...
Family planning in Haiti: A delicate balance
April 22, 2013
| DesMoinesRegister.com Social scientists have long noted that birth rates tend to fall as countries' economies improve. They've speculated that extremely poor people tend to have lots of children...
Indiana premature birth rate declines
November 14, 2012
| indystar.com Across the country, 40 states, including ours, saw their preterm birth rates ... The Indiana State Department of Health and March of Dimes say that they want to see premature birth rates ...
Have suburbs cornered the market in twin births?
February 22, 2013
| indystar.com One indicator would be birth rates based on the age of the mother. Older mothers tend to have high rates of fertility treatments and twin births, accordind to experts. In 2010...
Birth Rates on twitter
RT @PPSNE: @YLTHTPPI seeks to reduce the teen birth rates in Hartford by 10% by 2015 (full story via @FoxCT: http://t.co/DoNwnoQ0hx) #teenpregnancy