The US fertility rate just hit a record-low — and it could signal a ‘demographic time bomb’

“After years of consistent decline, new data reveal the US fertility rate has hit a record low, according to the Centres for Disease Control” writes Chris Weller for Research has found this factors into low fertility because poor work-life balance forces couples to choose between having kids or pursuing careers.Experts in demographic trends fear the falling rate could signal the beginning of larger economic woes for the US. In many industrialized countries around the world, the male-dominated labour force is shifting to become more egalitarian.

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