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Good Work, America. Birthrates Are on the Rise

For the first time since the 2007 recession started, the national birthrate is up. According to the Wall Street Journal, last year saw 62.9 births per 1,000 women who are child-bearing age. The number is up from 62.5 in 2013. This rise, experts say, signals an upswing in the American economy, since many women delay having babies during economic stress. In fact, some experts even estimate that the U.S. would be home to more than 2.3 million more children if the recession hadn’t happened …

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