CPC Fellow Ronald Rindfuss comments on the impact of the "baby boomlet" in USA Today

Jul 18, 2008

"A record number of babies were born in the USA in 2007, according to early federal data released Wednesday that some demographers say could signal an impending baby 'boomlet'....

"But family demographer Ronald Rindfuss of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill says there is a bigger question looming than who's having kids.

"'From the perspective of schools that have to educate these children, this is a real increase in the number of births and something they're going to have to deal with,' he says. But it won't be 'the kind of shock that we saw at the beginning of the baby boom. In 1952 and '53, in many parts of the country, schools had to run double sessions. This is a gradual increase.'" (Jayson, Sharon. July 17, 2008. Is this the next baby boom? In USA Today.)

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