Germany’s Birth Rate Improbably Falls by 11% in the First Quarter of 2022

“A historic reduction in birth rates is occurring around the world. Taiwan, Sweden, the UK, the US and Germany are all reporting an improbable drop-off in their country’s respective birth rates. In the first quarter of 2022, Germany’s birth rate consistently fell by an improbable 11 percent! Taiwan’s birth rate also saw an improbable 27.66% drop-off in June 2022. Something catastrophic is taking place, threatening human reproductive organs around the globe. Are people deciding not to conceive in record numbers, or is something more sinister keeping pregnancies from coming to term? There is a 1 in 12.5 billion chance birth rates would have randomly fallen at such a rate.”

Published by markskidmore

Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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