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Birth Rates During The Pandemic

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09.01 14 Mar 2021


Birth Rates During The Pandemic


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09.01 14 Mar 2021


One year ago there was some speculation about whether the lockdown might result in some sort of ‘Baby-Boom’ given most of the country was stuck at home for more time than usual.

New figures just released to Newstalk Breakfast indicate that the opposite may actually be the case as they show that for the month of January 2021 registered births fell by 22% compared to the same month last year.

To explain the numbers and provide some perspective on this, Susan was joined by Professor Evelyn Mahon, from the school of Sociology and Social Policy at Trinity College Dublin and Mary Corcoran, Professor of Sociology at NUI Maynooth.

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