Greater London Authority monitors births in London at borough level. Data indicate a recent unprecedented and striking birth deficit of women aged 22-28 when fertility usually peaks. This fertility gap, particularly pronounced in some boroughs, is of considerable policy concern, including provisions of health services, childcare, gentrification, social cohesion and population projections. The underlying factors for this trend are poorly understood, and the Greater London Authority approached Dr Dubuc to assist in a robust statistical validation of their data and to lead academic efforts to help understand and address this issue. This project combined, analysed and published existing data and built a hypothetical framework.
DSPI Principal Investigator: Dr Sylvie Dubuc
Funded by: The British Academy