The city's birth rate increased 39% from May 2005 to May 2006, nine months after Hurricane Katrina, says John Steckler, vice president of ShareCor, which coordinates data and services for the Louisiana Hospital Association and the Metropolitan Hospital Council of New Orleans. The birth rate appears to have increased even more in June and July, although the final numbers for those months have not yet been tallied, Steckler says.
Well, you're stuck in the basement of your house, waiting, and it's getting kind of dark. Why not have a little fun? Or maybe it was something celebratory afterwards, when the power was out.
Posted by Christie on :
Didn't it turn out to be a UL that there was a mini baby boom 9 months after the big New York black out? It's nice to see that it can really happen.
Posted by Jay Tempura on :
quote: As J. Richard Udry stated at the conclusion of his article about the effect of the New York City blackout on the birth rate, it "is evidently pleasing to many people to fantasize that when people are trapped by some immobilizing event which deprives them of their usual activities, most will turn to copulation."