Dr. Phillip Levine

Independent Commentary

Pandemic Baby Bust continues the downward trend of US population decline. In conversation with Professor Phillip Levine of Wellesley College

June 1, 2021

US births in 2020 were actually down by 400,000 by year end 2020 due to the pandemic lockdowns. Professor Levine and his team have identified a correlation between unemployment and the US birth rate: for each 1% increase in …