Stillborn births in Greece soared 21% between 2008 and 2011, almost certainly because of the country’s economic recession, Greek news site Ekathimerini reports.
Researchers are linking it to spiking unemployment, especially among women:
“The findings of the research should not surprise us because it has already been observed in academic publications that recessions are linked to a fall in the number of births,” Simou told Eleftherotypia newspaper, which published her study.
The overall birthrate also fell.
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