California baby bust under way (Mercury News)

EXCERPT:

January 16, 2013 – After decades of simultaneously worrying about and cashing in on its ever-growing population, the Golden State now awaits a new challenge: too few children and, eventually, too few skilled and able-bodied workers. The number of California babies born each year began dropping steadily in 2007, according to state public health records, but the birthrate began slowing years before. The statewide fertility rate has slipped below 2.1 children in a lifetime, the rate that replaces the population, to 1.

Link to Full Article: http://www.insidebayarea.com/daily-review/ci_22359475

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