Giant “BABY BOOM” Reported – It Links To One Big Event

Work From Home May Have Led to a Baby Boom for American Women

Work From Home May Have Led to a Baby Boom for American Women

(NewsReady.com) – The birth rate in the US declined for a number of years. Then in 2021, it began to rise. Reports indicate there might be an interesting reason for the reversal.

At the beginning of the pandemic, economists predicted birth rates would continue to fall in the US. In 2020, the Brookings Institution published a report stating there would be between 300,000 to 500,000 fewer babies born the following year. The estimation used information of patterns set by the 1918 flu pandemic and the Great Recession.

Instead of declining, the birth rate rose for the first time since 2014. In 2020, the rates were low because former President Donald Trump had strict immigration policies in place that prevented large numbers of foreign-born women from coming into the country for the purpose of giving birth to American kids.

Three economists published a paper suggesting the uptick in births might be partially due to the rise of remote work.

The idea is people who were working remotely had more flexibility. This allowed them to spend more time with their partners and deal with the changes that take place when a new baby is born. The birth rates rose among college-educated and first-time mothers. While those demographics saw an increase, women with less education didn’t appear to have had as many kids. Though, it’s possible with the overturning of Roe v. Wade, that could change as well.

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