Birthrate hits record low

Overall decline 8%, led by foreign-born women

Posted: November 30, 2012 at 2:02 a.m.

The U.S. birthrate plunged last year to a record low, with the decline being led by alien women hit hard by the recession, according to a study released Thursday by the Pew Research Center.

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