SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The recession and this extended economic downturn over that last few years have caused many people to change the way they live. Maybe you're eating out less often, or cutting back on luxuries, or putting off having a family. Many others appear to be making the same choices.
More babies were born in this country in 2007 than any year since record-keeping started. Since 2007, as the economic situation took a downward spiral, so too did the birth rate. It echoes a trend from the Great Depression.
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