Corona virus lock down in major European countries, including Spain, has led to a historic drop in birth rates.
According to the data released on Wednesday by the World News Agency, after the lockdown, the birth rate in Spain has dropped rapidly as compared to other European countries.
According to the figures released by the Spanish Statistics Institute (INE), 23,226 children were born in December, down by 20.4% from December 2019 and the lowest rate in 41 years.
The birth rate in Spain has been steadily declining for the past several years, but after nine months of lockdown caused by the corona virus, the birth rate has dropped sharply.
The experts warned earlier that due to the growing economic hardship of young couples because of the corona virus, the birth rate in the region will fall sharply.
However, Spain is far behind Malta in terms of birth rate. It has not yet recovered from the effects of the severe economic crisis that lasted from 2008 to 2012.
Spain’s neighboring European countries have similar results of the lockdown in terms of birth rates.
According to the Italian Bureau of Statistics, the birth rate in Italy fell by 21.6% in December, the lowest level since World War II.
Experts said that in major European countries, the decline in the birth rate will lead to a shortage of young manpower in the future, while the increase in the number of elderly people will also lead to a huge increase in spending on social welfare and public health.