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Birth Rates
Opinion  /  Published 03.06.21

Winter is coming: fertility bust

Is this the dawn of a demographic nightmare? All over the world, countries are now confronting population stagnation and a fertility bust. Falling fertility rates — 83 nations comprising 46 per ...
By The Editorial Board

World  /  Published 27.05.21

World population: Long slide looms

All over the world, countries are confronting population stagnation and a fertility bust, a dizzying reversal unmatched in recorded history that will make first-birthday parties a rarer sight than fun...
By Damien Cave, Emma Bubola and Choe Sang-Hun in New York

World  /  Published 06.05.21

Covid-19: Births decline by 8% in US

The birthrate declined for the sixth straight year in 2020, the federal government reported on Wednesday, early evidence that the coronavirus pandemic accelerated a trend among American women of delay...
By Sabrina Tavernise in New York

Opinion  /  Published 29.09.20

The Covid kids: Pandemic and birthrates

Contrary to the speculation that the pandemic will result in a ‘baby boom’, historical evidence of short-term fertility consequences of natural disasters and epidemics are mostly a ‘...
By Atanu Biswas

World  /  Published 23.12.19

Low rates mean more babies

Cutting interest rates appears to stimulate more than just the economy — Bank of England researchers say an extra 14,500 babies were born in 2009 after the central bank slashed borrowing costs durin...
By Reuters in London


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