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Economy in Germany: The number of births has risen for first time since 2017

New figures from the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) show that the number of births in Germany rose slightly in 2021 for the first time since 2017.

In 2021, a total of 795.492 new children were brought into the world in Germany, around 22.000 more than in 2020. As Destatis reported recently, the total fertility rate was up for the first time since 2017, that is, from 1.53 children per woman in 2020 to 1.58 children per woman in 2021.

Total Fertility Rate by German Estate in 2021
The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that the total fertility rate was up for the first time since 2017, that is, from 1.53 children per woman in 2020 to 1.58 children per woman in 2021 (Destatis, 2022)

One reason for this increase is probably the relatively stable situation in the labor market together with the special situation during the Covid-19 pandemic at the time of conception. Within the year, fertility was up, especially in the first and fourth quarters of 2021.

Sources

Carter, A., (2022), “Baby boom: Number of births rises in Germany for first time since 2017”, retrieved 13 September 2022 from IamExpat website https://www.iamexpat.de/expat-info/german-expat-news/baby-boom-number-births-rises-germany-first-time-2017

Destatis (2022), “Fertility Rate in 2021 up for the first time since 2017”, retrieved 13 September 2022 from Destatis website https://www.destatis.de/EN/Press/2022/08/PE22_326_12.html

By Itamar Medeiros

Originally from Brazil, Itamar Medeiros currently lives in Germany, where he works as Director of Design Strategy at SAP.

Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, Itamar has helped truly global companies in multiple continents create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles. During his 7 years in China, he promoted the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai.

Itamar holds a MA in Design Practice from Northumbria University (Newcastle, UK), for which he received a Distinction Award for his thesis Creating Innovative Design Software Solutions within Collaborative/Distributed Design Environments.

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