U.S. Birth Rates Up
A new study finds the birth rate in the U-S has gone up for the first time in seven years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the birth rate for women ages 15 to 44 went up by one percent, from 2013 to 2014. While it’s a modest rise, it’s the first increase since 2007 – the start of the great recession. It appears the improving economy of the U-S is encouraging more people to have babies. Demographers have predicted a recovery in births as the economy gains steam. An author of the study notes the findings are likely the result of a variety of factors.