Saturday, July 16, 2011

Census Shows Fewer Children - Aborted Ones Missing

According to the 2010 census, only 24% of the U.S. population is under age 18, sinking below the previous record low of 26% in 1990. Of this age group, children of immigrants is the fastest-growing segment, thus reflecting the birth rate crisis in America.

-- From "Census: Share of children in US hits record low" by The Associated Press 7/12/11

. . . the percentage of people 65 and older is expected to jump from 13 percent today to roughly 20 percent by 2050 due to the aging of baby boomers and beyond.

In 1900, the share of children reached as high as 40 percent, compared to a much smaller 4 percent share for seniors 65 and older. The percentage of children in subsequent decades held above 30 percent until 1980, when it fell to 28 percent amid declining birth rates, mostly among whites.

Nationwide, the number of children has grown by 1.9 million, or 2.6 percent, since 2000. That represents a drop-off from the previous decade, when even higher rates of immigration by Latinos — who are more likely than some other ethnic groups to have large families — helped increase the number of children by 8.7 million, or 13.7 percent.

The slowing population growth in the U.S. mirrors to a lesser extent the situation in other developed nations, including Russia, Japan and France which are seeing reduced growth or population losses due to declining birth rates and limited immigration. The combined population of more-developed countries other than the U.S. is projected to decline beginning in 2016, raising the prospect of prolonged budget crises as the number of working-age citizens diminish, pension costs rise and tax revenues fall.

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From "Census: More kids live with a grandparent in the house" by Sharon Jayson, USA TODAY 6/29/11

Using 2009 data, the U.S. Census finds that 7.8 million children lived with at least one grandparent, up from 4.7 million in 1991.

By race and ethnicity, the patterns vary between 1991 and 2009, with a bump among white kids but lesser increases among blacks and Hispanics. White kids living with at least one grandparent jumped from 5% to 9%; for blacks it rose from 15% to 17% and for Hispanic children, it increased from 12% to 14%.

Among all children living with a grandparent, three-quarters (76%) also had at least one parent in the household.

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Click headlines below to read previous articles:

U.S. Birthrate Below Replacement; Record Unwed Birthrate

Childless Women: White and More Educated

Sex on the Rise, Procreation in Decline

Worldwide Abortion: The War on Girls

Russians Face Extinction from Abortion

Society Without Procreation: Germany Reacts

Study Gives Hope to Industrialized Nations Facing Population Declines