Friday, April 09, 2010

Birthrate declines in Latin America

I found an interesting, recent article which states that the birthrate among Latinos fell in 2008. The article claims that a stereotype of Latin American people is that families tend to have too many children. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) released a report which states that the overall birthrate fell in 2008 by almost 2% after reaching its highest point in two decades. The birthrates dropped in nearly all categories, and the most dramatic change was among Hispanics. The birthrate among Hispanic teens hit a historic low. Stephanie Ventura, chief of the reproductive statistics branch at the NCHS, said she wasn't sure about the decline in Latino births; however, she said that many could consider poor economy and loss of jobs.

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