Immigrant women have contributed most to increase in US birthrate

by Annalisa Lista - 2016.10.27
Immigrant women have contributed most to increase in US birthrate
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In the last decades, the immigrants in North America have contributed significantly to the birth rate and, consequently, to the change in the mosaic of young people in the country of stars and stripes. The well-respected Pew Research Center, has recently highlighted five key components to this USA snapshot:

1) From 1970 until today , the increase in births has been, in large part, due to the population of female immigrants. To the point that in the period under examination, the number of babies that they have put on this earth tripled, from 274,000 to 901,000.

2) Immigrant mothers have contributed to the significant decline in births outside of marriage in the U.S. recorded from 2008 to today.

3) The decline in the number of children born of immigrant couples (married) reflects the face of US immigration. For example, there are more Asian immigrants than South Americans and this last group is more inclined to have children outside of marriage.

4) In 2014, 60% of the foreign born children in the USA were born of women from the following 9 countries: Mexico, India, Guatemala, El Salvador, Philippines, Vietnam, Honduras, Dominican Republic and China.

5) The mosaic of foreign mothers is extremely heterogeneous and varies according to the country of origin. For example, 4% of Indian women lives in poverty compared to 49% of those from Honduras. And Indian women have children only after marriage, while only 1/3 of the births in couples from Honduras occur post-matrimony.

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