Tuesday, May 17

Demography. No “confinement effect” for births in France

Remember, this was one of the big questions of the first confinement: was the forced rapprochement of couples going to promote the birth rate? The answer, issued Tuesday by Insee, is clearly not.

The French may have multiplied the antics (INSEE does not say anything about it), but many have postponed their childhood projects. The number of births in January 2021, nine months after the start of the first confinement, fell to an average of 1,740 per day, down from the same month of…


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