Finland records fewest births in 150 years, ending pandemic bump
HELSINKI – Finland saw the smallest number of live births in 150 years, cutting short a nascent positive trend that had emerged during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The upturn in the birth rate during 2020 and 2021 interrupted a long-term slide.
However, it turned out to have been “short-lived” and was followed by a “sharp decline”, said Chief Actuary Joonas Toivola at Statistics Finland.……
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