US fertility is not declining
Ross Douhat is the latest conservative pundit worried that the US women are no longer bearing enough babies. He is wrong on the stats. Stephen Bronars takes Douhat (and Tyler Cowen) to task, and digs more into the changes in women’s childbearing over recent years:
More recent cohorts of women are having fewer and fewer children before the age of 25. They are also likely to have more children in their 30’s than their older sisters, mothers and grandmothers.