Saturday, May 9, 2020

Europe's Birth Rate is Declining - Study Says

Europe's Birth Rate is Declining - Study Says

More than 80 percent of European couples have canceled their plans to have children due to economic uncertainty over the corona virus epidemic.A recent study by the Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics conducted a survey of 1,482 people in several European countries, including Italy.The main author of

More than 80 percent of European couples have canceled their plans to have children due to economic uncertainty over the corona virus epidemic.

A recent study by the Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics conducted a survey of 1,482 people in several European countries, including Italy.

The main author of this research report. Elizabeth Michelle said many people are reluctant to have children because of mental health concerns in the lockdown.

It is learned that future economic uncertainty has emerged as the main reason for the couples to abandon their plans to have children during the epidemic. 58% of those interviewed are concerned about the economy. And 58% are concerned about the potential problems that can result from pregnancy due to Covid-19.

The survey was conducted in the third week of the lockdown in Italy. 944 women and 538 men aged 18-48 took part in it. Only people who have lived together with the opposite sex for at least 12 months were selected for the survey.

Although the UN study says that the rate of unwanted motherhood will increase during the Corona period. Moreover, 110.6 million children will be born worldwide between March and December this year. India will be at the top.

But the picture in Europe seems to be different. A team of experts conducted a survey of couples to check their interest in having children in Italy during the epidemic. There, they found that 1,214 people, or 81.9% of them were unwilling to have children during the epidemic.