Listen: Can countries fight the baby bust?

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Census data revealed this week that the US population grew at a rate of almost 7 and a half percent since 2010. That’s the second slowest growth rate in the history of the US census — only 0.1% above the growth rate of the Great Depression of the 1930s.

In addition, the birth rates in several U.S. states have crashed during the pandemic. According to recent analysis of nationwide local public health data by CBS, births in California and Hawaii fell by 10% and 30% respectively.

This downward demographic trend is world wide.

BU News Service’s Daphne Mark reports on how other countries have intervened.

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