• Story Name: Birth Rates
  • Story Topics: Social Science,
  • Datafile Name: Birthrates
  • Methods: Scatterplot, Time Series,
  • Abstract:

    This dataset lists the number of live births per 10,000 23-year-old women in the United States between 1917 and 1975. A scatterplot of birthrate against year shows a strong pattern in the birthrate over time. The birthrate fell sharply during the 1920s, bottomed out during the Depression, rose rapidly to a peak around 1960, and has fallen rapidly since then.

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