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How births have tumbled since the financial crisis

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The financial crisis of 2008-2009 triggered more than a stock market and housing crash. It sent birth rates around the world tumbling, too.
Here’s a look at changes in the number of newborns by country:
United States
2008 4.25 million
2012 3.95 million
Change -7 percent
Japan
2008 1.09 million
2012 1.04 million
Change -5 percent
Germany
2008 683,000
2012 674,000
Change -1.3 percent
France
2008 829,000
2012 823,000
Change -1 percent
United Kingdom
2008 794,000
2012 813,000
Change +2 percent
Italy
2008 577,000
2012 534,000
Change -7 percent
Spain
2008 519,000
2009 452,000
Change -13 percent
Greece
2008 118,000
2012 100,000
Change -15 percent
Sources: Eurostat, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

How births have tumbled since the financial crisis

KDWN

The financial crisis of 2008-2009 triggered more than a stock market and housing crash. It sent birth rates around the world tumbling, too.
Here’s a look at changes in the number of newborns by country:
United States
2008 4.25 million
2012 3.95 million
Change -7 percent
Japan
2008 1.09 million
2012 1.04 million
Change -5 percent
Germany
2008 683,000
2012 674,000
Change -1.3 percent
France
2008 829,000
2012 823,000
Change -1 percent
United Kingdom
2008 794,000
2012 813,000
Change +2 percent
Italy
2008 577,000
2012 534,000
Change -7 percent
Spain
2008 519,000
2009 452,000
Change -13 percent
Greece
2008 118,000
2012 100,000
Change -15 percent
Sources: Eurostat, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.