“The surge in deaths amidst white, middle aged Americans was so significant that Dr Anne Case and Dr Angus Deaton, of Princeton University, compared the ‘silent’ epidemic to the Aids epidemic in the US.”
- New research blamed increased competition with China for soaring death rates among white, middle aged Americans
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- Research shows more whites died in a third of states than were born
- University of New Hampshire found Latino, black and Asian populations continue to grow, but white families are having less children
- Meanwhile, soaring death rates among white middle-aged Americans mean that certain states are seeing falling Caucasian populations
More white people are dying than being born in a third of the states, according to new research.
The death rate among Caucasian Americans outstripped the birth rate in 17 states in 2014, compared to just four in 2004, the University of New Hampshire found.
While Latino, black and Asian populations continue to grow, soaring death rates among white middle-aged Americans – combined with the fact that white families are having less children – mean certain states are seeing falling Caucasian populations.
White Americans are reportedly dying faster thanks to a silent ‘epidemic’ of deaths from suicides, drug and alcohol poisoning.
More white people are dying than being born in a third of the states, according to new research
The trend, which affects both rural or desert areas, such as Nevada and Arizona, to states with large metropolitan areas, such as California, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, has already begin to shake up America’s demographics.
‘The fact that this was going on in states that contain such a substantial part of the U.S. population stunned even me,’ Kenneth Johnson, sociology professor at the university and co-author of the research told the Wall Street Journal.
‘We’re probably going to see it in several more states’ in the years to come.
The research, based on data from the National Center for Health Statistics, focuses on white births and deaths from 1999 to 2014.
It shows that birth rates among white women fell drastically during the recession, between 2007 and 2009 as families – already strained financially to breaking point – chose to have fewer children or none at all.
Birth rates have slowly been recovering but experts believe that those couples may never have as many children as they were predicted to before the recession.
There were also fewer white women of childbearing age between 2000 and 2014 because of low birth rates during the 1970s.
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