There has been studies done that show how there are spikes in child births in certain years in asian countries specifically chinese speaking ones. Studies have shown that there is a significant increase in childbirths in the year of the dragon (chinese calendar) and the least in the year of tiger. Since 2000 was a dragon year I wanted to see the asian-american child birth trend. Sure enough cdc data shows a significant bump from a normal 3-5% increase to 11% in 2000.
So my 2c prognosis is as follows - In 2018 there will be above- average competition for asian-american kids trying to get into STEM majors at tippy-top colleges (read Ivies+near ivies) compared to prior years! If you are an asian american parent or student trying for Ivies/Near Ivies or any parent/student shooting for UC system beware and spread your bet(s)... :-)