How Covid's WFH revolution spawned a baby boom

How Covid's WFH revolution spawned a baby boom

Covid-19 induced lockdowns and WFH played a key role in a “baby bump" in 2021, according to reports.

Pandemic trends, such as Work From Home, helped push US birth rates up last year to 6.2% from pre-pandemic levels.

This was the first major reversal in declining fertility rates since 2007.

The birth rate surge was most noticeable among first births and women under 25.

The baby bump was also witnessed among women aged 30 to 34 and those between 25 and 44 with a college degree.

The total fertility rate in the US rose to 1,663.5 births per 1,000 women in 2021.

The current birth rate in the US in 2022 is 12.012 births per 1000 people, a 0.09% increase from 2021.

WFH accounts for over 60% of the US economic activity in 2022.