2020, the year of negative records! It was the year with the fewest births in the last 54 years. What is the explanation


2020, the year of negative records! It was the year with the fewest births in the last 54 years. What is the explanation

A negative record was set in 2020! It was the year with the fewest births in the last 54 years, according to data published today by the National Institute of Statistics. Figures show that the decline in the birth rate was not affected by the pandemic except for births registered in December 2020.

2020, the year of negative records! It was the year with the fewest births in the last 54 years. What is the explanation

Last year, a total of 163,000 children were born, 40,000 fewer than in 2019. The lack of more than 40,000 children in a generation has a direct impact on the education system. For example, in kindergarten, in the year in which they will reach preschool education, there will be at least 1,6000 groups of 25 children less than in the previous year. The same goes for when the generation gets to school.

right edupedu.ro, worse is the fact that births in 2020 are not influenced by the current health and economic crisis. The conception of children born in the analyzed period taking place about 40 weeks before. Children born between January and December 2020 were conceived between May 2019 and March 2020.

Number of newborns each month, according to INS – 2020 data:

  • January – 15,971
  • February – 12,127
  • March – 11,857
  • April – 12,098
  • May – 12,873
  • June – 14,786
  • July – 17,415
  • August – 16.804
  • September – 18,036
  • October – 16,546
  • November – 13,754
  • December – 15,857

The last time the annual number of newborns fell so much was in 1967. It was the year of the decree issued by Nicolae Ceausescu banning abortions and contraceptive methods.

  • Between 1970 and 1989, an average of 360,000 children were born, according to data from the Romanian Academy and INS.
  • In 1989, 369,000 children were born, and in 1990 their number was 313,746.

Since then, the birth rate has dropped almost continuously, with slight returns. So far, however, no more than 163,320 newborns have been registered in a year since 1967.


Source: Doctorul Zilei by www.doctorulzilei.ro.

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