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Covid-19 could generate a baby ‘bust’ in the Nordic countries

Lappegård, Trude, Kristensen, Axel Peter and Mamelund, Svenn-Erik (2020) Covid-19 could generate a baby ‘bust’ in the Nordic countries. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (26 Jun 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Previous epidemics have been associated with a fall in births. Trude Lappegård, Axel Peter Kristensen and Svenn-Erik Mamelund assess what the Covid-19 pandemic could mean for birth rates in the Nordic countries, which were already declining prior to the virus. They argue that financial insecurity generated by the outbreak could encourage young adults to put off starting a family, producing a baby ‘bust’.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2020 09:21
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2021 23:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/105409

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