April 21, 2021

Covid: From baby boom to baby bust – why lockdown hasn’t led to more babies

Those who thought that lockdown would lead to more babies being born were proven dead wrong by a baby bust instead of a baby boom.

Covid: From baby boom to baby bust – why lockdown hasn’t led to more babies

Covid: From baby boom to baby bust – why lockdown hasn’t led to more babies


Those who thought that lockdown would lead to more babies being born were proven dead wrong by a baby bust instead of a baby boom.

Slump in birth rates

Research shows that the US is facing the biggest decline in birth rates in a century and in parts of Europe the decline is even steeper. Those who study population did not find this surprising with how bad the pandemic has been.

A survey of fertility plans in Europe showed that 50% of people in Germany and France who had planned on having a child in 2020 decided to postpone it. While in Italy 37% said that they abandoned the idea of having children altogether.

In the US there was an 8% drop in birth rates in the month of December.

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