Love in the time of COVID

July 13, 2020
Macleans

A Maclean's editorial unpacks how most people thought that there would be a baby boom as well as a spike in divorces after the Great Lockdown of 2020. Neither of those predictions seem to be coming true. 

“Historical evidence suggests we won’t see a spike in divorces,” notes Peter Jon Mitchell, acting program director of Cardus Family. “After the 2008 recession, for example, the divorce rate in Canada appeared to stay even, or may even have declined.”