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The Baby-Less Recovery

In the wake of the Great Recession, the U.S. fertility rate has dipped to a record low. Why hasn't it recovered with the broader economy?
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Over the last decade, the U.S. fertility rate has dipped to its lowest point in history. Economists expected a short decline in the number of births during the Great Recession, but they believed we would start making kids again once the economy recovered. That hasn't happened.

Instead, we've seen what calls a "baby-less recovery." Buckles is an

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