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In Canada, most babies now born to women 30 and older

10 July 2013


In the U.S. and many other nations, it’s no longer unusual for women to have a first child at age 35 or even 40. In Canada, this rise in births to older mothers has produced a striking turnabout: For the first time on record, birth rates are higher for women in their late 30s than in their early 20s.


D’Vera Cohn
D’Vera Cohn is a senior writer/editor focusing on immigration and demographics at Pew Research Center.


birth rate and fertility