When it comes to reasons behind the upward national trend in zero orders, OCSE found three explanations: medical-support-only orders, increased efforts to set orders on the ability to pay, setting zero orders for incarcerated parents. Read the Story Behind the Numbers.
According to the CDC, U.S. fertility rates declined to 62 births per 1,000 women age 15–44 in 2016. Find more facts about birth rates in this CDC data brief.
2016 Report to Congress is available