Birth Dearth: A Warning and a Glimmer of Hope

Posted by Shelby Kruse on May 23, 2012 10:03:00 AM


by Scott McDonald

The U.S. Census Bureau released data in January 2012 with sobering implications: The bad economy and slowdown in immigration are shrinking the numbers of children in the U.S. for the first time in a generation. The number of people under 18 was 73.9 million on July 1, 2011. That is a decline of 260,000 from the previous year. Overall, the U.S. population is growing at its slowest rate since the mid-1940s.

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Topics: orthodontic practice management, orthdontics, orthodontic trends, Scott McDonald

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