Demographers, those who study populations, are anticipating a significant decrease in birth rates during the Covid-19 pandemic. Depending on how long this goes on for, they argue that we might see long-term changes to the population.
For this week’s journal entry, read this article from Time.com with the latest research and estimates about the upcoming potential Baby Bust. Then, in your journal answer the following questions:
- Why do experts think that there may be a Baby Bust associated with the Covid-19 pandemic? What historical comparisons do they make?
- What are some of the reasons why women might decide not to have children during the pandemic? Make sure to address both micro and macro considerations.
- What are some of the effects of this? Again, consider both micro effects for individual women and families, but also macro effects at the societal level.
- What are your reactions to this research?
please don’t use any other source apart from the above link.