Demographers say it is too soon to know if the sudden increase in births is the start of a trend, but a new report shows that the U.S. is experiencing a “baby boomlet,” reporting the largest number of children born in 45 years.
U.S. Defies Low-Birth Trend in Europe – WSJ.com
ATLANTA — Bucking the trend in many other wealthy industrialized nations, the United States seems to be experiencing a baby boomlet, reporting the largest number of children born in 45 years.
The nearly 4.3 million births in 2006 were mostly due to a bigger population, especially a growing number of Hispanics. That group accounted for nearly one-quarter of all U.S. births. But non-Hispanic white women and other racial and ethnic groups were having more babies, too.