‘It’s a national crisis’: UK’s birth rate is falling dramatically

The early 20th century saw a continued decline in birth rates combined with high levels of infant mortality.

Fuente: Carly-Emma Leachman - The Conversation, 14 August 2019.

The birth rate in England and Wales is now the lowest it has ever been since records began. Only 11 babies were born for every 1,000 people in 2018, with 657,076 born overall. To put this in perspective, 957,782 babies were born in 1920 despite the overall population being 22m fewer than it is today.




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