Americans Want More Kids, But Childbirth Rates Are Down

2561252071_0af988f93f_zAs in years past, the number of childless women in their 30s and 40s is continuing to rise.

Approximately 15.3% of American women aged 40 to 44 were childless last year, up from 15.1% in 2012 according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

But many Americans do wish they had more children.

Women in the U.S. have 2.1 children (versus their ideal rate of 2.4 children), according to new analysis of government data from the Pew Research Center.

Find out more about the trend of childbirth rates at Market Watch.

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