We Are Seeing A Baby Bust Rather Than Boom In 2021
An AP Analysis recently came out saying that the possible baby boom for 2020 and 2021 may actually be a baby bust! Many thought that couples at home together would lead to more babies, however that does not seem to be the case.
Nationally, even before the epidemic, the number of babies born in the U.S. was falling, dropping by less than 1% a year over the past decade as many women postponed motherhood and had smaller families.
Shockingly we are now seeing statistics showing steeper declines in 2020 and into 2021..
Reportedly, births for all of 2020 were down 4.3% from 2019. Some more shocking statistics showed that births in December 2020, January and February 2021 just kept going down. The results showed a decrease of 6.5%, 9.3% and 10% respectively, compared with the same months just a year earlier.
US News reported,
December, January and February together had about 41,000 fewer births than the same three-month span a year earlier. That's an 8% decline.
It also appears that declines were even more dramatic in January 2021 in multiple states. As experts continue to look at these numbers we can wait to see if any baby bombs occur in the near future. As of right now it doesn't look likely.
More information about these results and numbers can be seen here.
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