Bump To Birth

Natural Childbirth Options

Get Instant Access

"From NCHS (1998).

urban poor became more impoverished and more isolated because of the decline of manufacturing and movement of many blue-collar jobs to suburban areas. The movement of jobs out of the urban areas eliminated a source of relatively well-paying, secure jobs for Blacks. Wilson also notes that joblessness increased among urban Blacks, reducing the pool of marriageable men and undermining the strength of the family.

Blacks have higher birth rates than whites, but the overall death rate is lower for Blacks because of a younger age structure, a smaller percentage of Blacks in the oldest age group most at risk of dying. The median age of Blacks was 27.7 years in 1989, nearly 5 years younger than the median for all Americans (O'Hare, Pollard, Mann, & Kent, 1991). Birth rates for White and Black men have declined steadily since 1990. Between 1990 and 1996, the birth rate for Black men aged 15-54 years dropped 20%.

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Pregnancy And Childbirth

Pregnancy And Childbirth

If Pregnancy Is Something That Frightens You, It's Time To Convert Your Fear Into Joy. Ready To Give Birth To A Child? Is The New Status Hitting Your State Of Mind? Are You Still Scared To Undergo All The Pain That Your Best Friend Underwent Just A Few Days Back? Not Convinced With The Answers Given By The Experts?

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment