Findings document the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on births in the USA, which resulted in a “baby bust” period, from August 2020 through February 2021, and a birth rebound between March and September 2021. The bust was larger with more COVID cases and the rebound was smaller in places that had mask mandates.
Kearney, M.S., Levine, P.B. The US COVID-19 baby bust and rebound. J Popul Econ (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-023-00965-x Free to read: https://rdcu.be/dg1uw
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