What percentage of women have children in the US?

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What percentage of women have children in the US?

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Overall, fertility rates for women in the United States have declined partly because of the 2008 recession and other factors such as student debt load, delays in getting married, and workloads both in the office and at home. However, in some age groups, fertility rates for teenagers and women in the twenties have dropped while women in their 40's, who have graduate degrees, are having more babies than ever before.

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According to U.S. census figures for June 2016, the percentage of women in their reproductive years (ages 15-50), regardless of race, marital status,...

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Fertility Measuring Tools: Child-Woman Ratio, Age-Specific & Marital Fertility Rates

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One of the important uses of statistics is measuring rates of fertility, and demographers have some great ways of doing this. Explore three major tools for measuring fertility rates, and test your understanding with a brief quiz in this lesson.


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