Author

Ann Oberhauser

Ann Oberhauser

Ann Oberhauser is a professor of sociology and director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Iowa State University. Her research background is in human geography with an emphasis on gender and economic development. Much of her work examines the status of women and gender issues in contemporary society.

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More opportunities for women and economic uncertainty contribute to declining U.S. fertility rates

By: - July 10, 2021

The decline in population growth in the U.S. from 2010 to 2020 is part of a broader national trend linked to falling birth rates, but also immigration changes and other factors. In May of 2021 the scope of that change became clear, with a record low of 55.8 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age […]