JULY 9TH, 2018
Think home values and birth rates have nothing in common? Think again. According to a new study by Zillow, using data from 2010-2016, the two show a strong negative correlation, especially between large US counties and 25- to 29-year-old women. Counties that experienced the largest increases in home values also saw the largest decreases in fertility, whereas counties with lower home value increases saw either smaller change or even growth in fertility rates. Now, it must be stated that correlation in no way means causation, but it does make for some interesting conversation.
To read the full study, click here.