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Evidence and experts to help you understand today’s public health news—and what it means for tomorrow.

Feb 24, 2021

While some predicted that lockdowns in the US might lead to a baby boom, the reality is that COVID-19 seems to be impacting demographics more like a disaster or a recession than a snowstorm. Sociologist Dr. Philip Cohen talks with Stephanie Desmon about the pandemic’s effects on babies, marriages, and divorces, some unique methods of predicting trends, and the likely demographic effects of a situation that’s “exacerbating every kind of inequality we see.”

KEYWORDS: health equity; community mental health; birthrate