The number of births in Belgium decreased by 2.9 percent in 2020 compared to 2019. The decrease occurred in all three regions, but is more remarkable in Brussels (-6 percent) and Wallonia (-3.9 percent) than in Flanders (-1.5 percent). This is reported by Statbel, which examined the birth rates from 2019 to 2021. Possible explanation: due to the corona crisis, people postponed their wish to have children for a while.

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