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Cohen comments on birth declines in some states

Alexandre Tanzi, writing in Bloomberg, examined birth records for five U.S. states and finds a decline of 50,000 births for the year-over-year period following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“These are, to put it mildly, very larges declines in historical terms,” said Philip Cohen, a sociologist at the University of Maryland, regarding the California drop. “One thing we don’t yet know is how much of this is driven by people moving around, rather than just changes in birth rates.”

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This research was picked up by the Atlanta Journal Constitution

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"Pandemic Baby Boom Turned Out to Be Bust Despite Lockdown", Bloomberg, Philip Cohen, February 1, 2021