Population: Where Is Everybody?

Margaret Sanger−with an assist from the rising standard of living seems to be getting her way. In June 1964, some 331,000 babies were born in the U.S.; this past June, only 310,000. What's more, the trend has been down all year. During the twelve months that ended June 30, there were an estimated 3,908,000 births. Over the same period a year earlier there were 4,081,000. The way things are going, 1965 promises to be the first year since 1953 with fewer than 4,000,000 births. The U.S. Public Health Service also reported that marriages are down,...

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