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.
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.
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