Nation Dec 30

U.S. had its slowest population growth rate in a century

Declining births, increasing deaths and the slowdown of international migration made the past year’s population growth rate in the United States the slowest in a century, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

World Nov 25

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In Italy, rising anxiety over falling birth rates

Family size has been shrinking in the industrialized world for decades, and in Italy, the decline has been particularly dramatic. A generation ago, Italian mothers commonly had more than four children. Now they average less than two. Demographers warn that…