Teenage and older mothers in the EU

by Editorial Staff - 2017.08.08
Teenage and older mothers in the EU
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In the European Union (EU) the lowest shares of births of first children to teenage mothers in 2015 were recorded in Italy (1.2% of total births of first children), the Netherlands and Slovenia (both 1.3%). On the other hand, the highest shares of births of first children to teenage mothers were recorded in Romania (12.3%), Bulgaria (11.9%) and Hungary (9%). According to Eurostat data at the opposite end of the age range, the highest proportions of births of first children in 2015 to women aged 40 and over were registered in Italy (8% of total births of first children in 2015), Spain (7.4%), and Greece (5.5%). In contrast, less than 2% of first-time births to women aged 40 or over were recorded in Lithuania and Poland (both 1.1%), Latvia and Slovakia (both 1.5%) and Romania (1.6%).

Published in Birth and fertility.
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