Number of the Day

The Covid-19 Baby Bust, by the Numbers

Businesses that cater to infants are in for a rough couple of years

Marker Number of the Day: 500,000 — How many fewer babies could be born in the U.S. next year (Source: Brookings Institution)
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300,000 to 500,000: That’s how many fewer babies the think tank Brookings Institution projects will be born in the United States next year. Birth rates in the United States were already steadily declining before the pandemic, but…