Census Bureau: Fertility of American Women 2006
The U.S. Census Bureau isn't telling us anything we don't already know.
Sift through the data and the fact remains: More women are delaying childbirth.
In the newly released report "Fertility of American Women: 2006", one highlighted statistic concludes:
- increased 2 percent for women 35 to 39
- increased 2 percent for women 40 to 44
- increased slightly for women 45 to 49, the highest rate for this group since 1970 (although this figure only reflects a small total numer of births.)
Information adapted from BABY CHANGES EVERYTHING: EMBRACING AND PREPARING FOR MOTHERHOOD AFTER 35 by Beth K. Vogt