Fertility in Utah since the Great Recession: the new normal or a pregnant pause?

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Publication Type report
School or College David Eccles School of Business
Research Institute Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute
Program Applied economic and demographic analysis
Creator Mike Hollingshaus
Other Author Mallory Bateman; Emily Harris; Pamela S. Perlich
Title Fertility in Utah since the Great Recession: the new normal or a pregnant pause?
Date 2016-10
Description Utah is currently experiencing strong economic growth and has clearly recovered from the Great Recession; however, it appears the recession has left a lingering imprint on the state's demographics. Starting in 2008, fertility rates in the state began to significantly decline and those declines continue. While Utah continues to have the highest fertility rate, youngest population, earliest age at first marriage, and largest household size in the nation, the shifts that began in 2008 may indicate a new trend in fertility rates for the state. We conclude Utah's lower fertility rate is likely not a pregnant pause, but rather a new normal. This report includes data and analysis on various aspects of fertility, external factors that may affect fertility rates, and potential policy implications for the broader population.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
DOI 10.26052/0D-7CV1-X4J0
Subject fertility, human; economic development; population; vital statistics; Utah
Language eng
Series Gardner Business Review
Rights Management (c) Mike Hollingshaus
Format Medium application/pdf
ARK ark:/87278/s6x67jnr
Setname ir_kcg
ID 1281800
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6x67jnr
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