In The Realm Of The Census

Call it the boomlet bustlet. The surge in births brought on by the baby boomers' delayed discovery of procreation has peaked and is waning fast. After spiking to a post-baby-boom record of 4.16 million in 1990, the number of births could fall below 4 million this year, some demographers figure. And the Census Bureau predicts a turn-of-the-century tyke trough of 3.93 million.

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