The 4,317,000 births in 2007 just edged out the figure for 1957, at the height of the baby boom. The increase reflected a slight rise in childbearing by women of all ages, including those in their 30s and 40s, and a record share of births to unmarried women.
But in contrast with the culturally transforming postwar boom, when a smaller population of women bore an average of three or four children, the recent increase mainly reflects a larger population of women of childbearing age, said Stephanie J. Ventura, chief of reproductive statistics at the center and an author of the new report. Today, the average woman has 2.1 children.
The arithmetic of Dr. Bartlett finally has the required evidence to prove him correct: less babies born on a percentage basis from a higher population produces a positive feedback effect which means more and more babies being born with little being done to stop it.
This new evidence should alarm anyone within the borders of the US. More US consumers wasting more valuable resources. As mentioned in earlier posts, let’s do the Earth and ourselves a huge favor by reducing our population down to under 1billion before nature does it for us.
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Check out remarks in “The Edge” section of Boston.com for curious comments:
There is both good and bad news from the more than 4.3 million births:* The U.S. population is more than replacing itself, a healthy trend.
* However, the teen birth rate was up for the second year in a row.
Since when is the population replacing itself a healthy trend? If anything our numbers – overall, globally – should be lowered as much as possible, and Americans should be pointing the finger right at their own fellow citizens, not to far-off third world lands. Americans use many more resources on average per person and our mortality rate is much lower, so the folks doing the most damage are Americans: green lawns, supermarkets filled with products in plastic packaging, and infrastructure “needs”.