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White Americans: The New Minority?

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Births on the decline in America

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. birthrate fell by 4 percent in 2020, setting a record low. It becomes more difficult to sustain a steady population when fewer people are having children. Across all domestic communities, this has been true for years.

Why Are Births On The Decline?

Many factors have contributed to the decline in the birth rate, including the declining birth rate among women under 34. In addition to long-term demographic factors such as women’s greater educational attainment and marriage delays, as well as the lingering effects of the Great Recession probably contributed to the decline.

White Americans Becoming a Minority Population

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics suggest that U.S. births and fertility rates in 2020 fell to another record low as births fell for the sixth year in a row to the lowest levels since 1979. Demographic projections for the nation’s future are unstable as a result specifically of the natural decrease we are seeing in White American births. The nation’s majority is becoming a minority for the first time in its history. Racially and ethnically, America is becoming more diverse. Growing minority populations have played a major role in fostering diversity, according to scholarly research on the topic. As an example, the growing Latino population along with past immigration has greatly contributed to increasing diversity in the United States.

What Are the Social Implications of the Declining Birth Rate?

Several demographic processes are at work here. Including the rising incidence of the white American birthrate being on the decline. Due to aging and below-replacement fertility among the 61 percent of the population who are white. The accelerating diversity of the U.S. population is a function of this natural decrease in White American births as well as the growth of minority populations

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