Sunday, April 21, 2024

Latina Pregnancies in the U.S. Hit Record Low

According to a report by Pew Research, both immigrant and native-born Latinos experienced steeper birthrate declines from 2007 to 2010 than other groups, including non-Latino whites, blacks, and Asians. The report details that in 2011, the overall American birthrate hit a record low, with 63 births per 1000 women ages 15 to 44. The decline […]

Economic Concerns Cause Sharp Drop in Latino Birth Rates

The birth rate among Latinos decreased by 11% since 2007, according to preliminary 2010 data released earlier this month. The decline is attributed to the dwindled economy and a general downward fertility trend in the U.S. Last year, less than 1 million babies were born to Latinos. The National Center for Health Statistics reports that […]

Arizona Hispanic Birthrate Decreases Following Controversial Immigration Law

According to the Arizona Republic, the Arizona Department of Health Services has announced that the number of Hispanic women giving birth in Arizona is declining. Since 2007, the number of Hispanic births is down 16 percent, compared to a decrease of only 5 percent for White mothers. Patricia Adams, Assistant State Registrar for Vital Records […]