CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2003 |
The farm belt of the San Joaquin Valley has the highest teen birthrate of any region in California -- more than twice as high as those in the urban and more affluent Bay Area, a statewide study released Thursday has found.
November 1, 1997 |
California in 1996 registered the largest single-year drop in the rate of teenage pregnancies in 25 years, and the decline was spread among all regions of the state and all ethnic groups, the state Department of Health Services reported Friday. Statewide, the birth rate of mothers between the ages of 15 and 19 fell 9% in 1996 from 1995. There were 63,118 births to girls in this category in 1996, down from 66,644 the year before, and from more than 70,000 in 1991.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1993 |
Aging baby boomers, fewer immigrants and a sluggish economy have caused the birthrate in Orange County to dip for the first time since 1983, health care officials said Wednesday. "Obviously, the recession has been a consideration and I think there are people who do look at financial consequences of whether to have a baby or not," said William F. Gayk, Orange County demographer.
June 24, 2001 |
What happens to a prosperous, peaceful society whose women decide en masse they have better things to do than have babies? Nobody knows. It's never happened. But Japan is about to find out. This nation's young women are now offered an unprecedented array of personal and professional freedoms, but the joys of children and family life are still bound by traditional constraints. The result of millions of women's individual decisions is a collective baby strike.
September 8, 1996 |
When teenage girls have babies, life's odds mount fast against them. Many don't finish school. If they marry, their chances of divorce are higher than average. They're less likely to receive prenatal care, and their babies are less healthy. Almost 4,000 teenage girls in Orange County are pregnant or have given birth so far this year. And the numbers are growing. The birthrate to teens increased by 34% between 1990 and 1994.
March 21, 1988 |
It was a relatively slow day in the maternity ward of the Arab Aliya Hospital here. Two new Israeli-made incubators stood in the hall still partly unpackaged, and several beds were empty. Maliha Debabsiyh, 45, had just given birth to her 11th child, a girl, and a roommate who would identify herself only as Bassema, 29, had had her fifth. But it was clear that the hospital would fall short of its daily average of about 13 births, much less match the hectic night of March 5-6.
July 1, 1998 |
The percentage of unmarried black women giving birth dropped to a record low in 1996 after seven years of steady decline, the government reported Tuesday. Blacks were significantly more likely to have a child out of wedlock than whites, though less likely than Latinas. But the rate among blacks was the lowest since the government began keeping the statistic in 1969. Overall, the birthrate for unmarried women remained virtually unchanged after steady increases through the 1980s.
June 24, 1994 |
La Mamma is the same dominant figure in Italy today that she was in Caesar's time, but she is raising fewer bambini than ever, and her changing role is forcing a social revolution in a country that is running out of children. A land where baby clothes hanging on urban wash lines has been as much a tradition as pasta is now graying rapidly. Italy's birthrate today is the lowest in its history and the lowest in the world--1.3 babies per woman. And that number is falling.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2010 |
Birthrates in California began a decline in 2008, a trend mirrored in other states and one that experts say is a response to the recession. As incomes fell and the housing market cooled off, birthrates likewise began to tick downward, according to a Pew Research Center analysis released Wednesday. In California, the number of babies born fell to 551,000 in 2008 from 566,000 the previous year. It equated to a 2.8% dip in the birthrate, a figure derived from the number of babies born per 1,000 women of childbearing age. Only Arizona and Mississippi had greater declines.
December 22, 2005 |
Japan's population dropped this year for the first time on record, the government said, signaling a demographic turnaround for one of the world's fastest-aging societies. The Health Ministry's annual survey showed deaths outnumbered births by 10,000 -- the first time that had happened since data were first compiled in 1899, a ministry official said. The announcement marked an acceleration of earlier projections that forecast a decline in Japan's population of 127.7 million as early as 2006.