PBS NewsHour

The surprising thing about the declining U.S. birth rate

Clip: 05/17/2018 | 5m 26s | Video has closed captioning.

More than 3.8 million babies were born in the U.S. last year, but the birth rate drop was the largest one-year decline since 2010. Why hasn’t the downward trend changed direction, even though economic conditions have improved? Amna Nawaz explores some of the factors with Hans-Peter Kohler of the University of Pennsylvania.

Aired: 05/17/18

Rating: NR

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