The Center for Family & Demographic Research presents
Declining Fertility in the U.S.:
Interpretations, Predictions, and Implications
Over the past decade, birth rates have fallen in the United States, reaching lows not seen since the 1970s. When birth rates first fell, many expected fertility to rebound as the U.S. recovered from the Great Recession. Instead, fertility continued to fall, and the U.S. now joins other industrialized countries with consistently low fertility, sparking concern over population decline and negative economic impacts. The Center for Family and Demographic Research will host three leading fertility scholars who will share their insights into the causes of today’s low birth rates, their predictions for likely trends in the future, and the implications of sustained low fertility.
The symposium is free, but pre-registration is required. Please contact the CFDR office to register.
Has U.S. Fertility Declined? Period vs. Cohort Trends
Lawrence L. Wu, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Sociology
Director, NYU Population Center
New York University
Demographic Drivers of the Post-Recessionary Fertility Decline and the Future of U.S. Fertility
Alison Gemmill, Ph.D.
Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Fertility Change in the Two Americas
Joshua R. Goldstein, Ph.D.
Chancellor’s Professor of Demography
Department of Demography
University of California at Berkeley