baby bust


Definition of baby bust

: a marked decline in birth rate

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Recent Examples on the Web The real cause for alarm, though, is not the prospect of a baby boom or baby bust. Natalia Kanem, CNN, 31 July 2021 In fact, far from a COVID baby boom, a report by PwC in January this year predicted a 'baby bust' as a result of the economic shock of the pandemic and accompanying recession. Natasha Preskey,, 28 May 2021 The effects of the great Chinese baby bust will percolate to nearly every corner of the global economy. Nathaniel Taplin, WSJ, 1 June 2021 Despite the world’s myriad problems with overpopulation, many people are freaking out about the recent baby bust in California, the United States and, indeed, the world. Los Angeles Times, 25 May 2021 California is expected to see almost 50,000 fewer births this year, the low point of a national COVID-19 baby bust. Los Angeles Times, 24 May 2021 The birth rate in the United States was already declining, but the pandemic has brought its own baby bust. Tonya Russell, The Atlantic, 21 May 2021 But economists, such as those at the Brookings Institution, predicted that such a globally disruptive event would instead cause a baby bust. Susie Neilson, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 Apr. 2021 As the year went on, many began to abandon ideas of a baby boom, with evidence mounting that a baby bust could be on the horizon as families delayed plans to have children for more stable times. Robert Hart, Forbes, 5 May 2021

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First Known Use of baby bust

1966, in the meaning defined above

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