Are Less Americans Being Born?
The U.S birth rate continues to dip to lower than normal rates.
The CDC reports that the birth rate has dropped to 63 births per 1000 women in 2012. That's a tiny bit lower than the previous year.
Researchers say this could impact our future labor force.
The CDC also reports that the average woman will give birth to 1.8 children in her lifetime, also another low.
Will economic reasons affect our future population? This might be the case.
Have you postponed starting a family because of the recession?
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LISTEN: Obama & Rev. Al Sharpton's Chat
Civil Rights leader presses the President on black unemployment and the sequester
It’s Black History Month. Not to sound cynical or anything, but if President Barack Obama was to sit down for one-on-one interviews with black media figures, February is the time to do. He did that on Thursday morning, conducting radio interviews with Rev. Al Sharpton, Joe Madison and Yolanda Adams. Sharpton’s interview focused on what Black History Month means to Obama, the struggle for black America to rise out of the Great Recession and the threat a government spending sequester would have on African American communities. Listen to the interview in the audio player below. (NewsOne)
College Grads Benefitted from Education During Recession
Young adults with degrees faired better in the last economic downturn
Here’s proof that obtaining a college degree presents and preserves opportunity for Americans: during the Great Recession, young college graduates did not lose nearly as much ground as those two had less than that, a new study found. Published on Wednesday by the Pew Charitable Trusts, the study shows that Americans age 21 to 24 without a college degree saw a much steeper drop in employment and income. The findings come as many published books and article have decried young college graduates inability to find work and keep work, and questioned the wisdom that a college education is a worthwhile investment. The study, however, did not take into account the cost of going to college and the burden of paying back student loans. Pew used data from the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey. (New York Times)
Obama To Meet with Top Congressional Leaders on ‘Fiscal Cliff’
Just four days to go before nation at risk of going back into recession
President Barack Obama on Friday will meet with top member of Congress in the hopes that they will carve out a deal to avert the fiscal cliff, which would amount to massive government spending cuts and tax increases on all Americans. Although there were no signs that final legislation was taking shape, neither the White House nor Congressional Republicans want appear passive about the possibility that no deal might send the nation back into recession. The meeting with Obama is set for Friday afternoon at the White House. Attendees include House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. All sides seem to agree that raising taxes on the wealthy will be a part of the deal, but they do not agree on who will be considered wealthy, as well as a number of other measures needed to put the country on sound fiscal footing. (Associated Press)