What is the average age of a first-time mother in EU countries?

by Ivano Abbadessa - 2015.05.13
What is the average age of a first-time mother in EU countries?
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Women in the EU gave birth to their first child at almost 29 years of age on average. According to Eurostat data the mean age of mothers at the birth of their first child varied significantly between the EU Member States, with a gap of almost five years between the youngest and the oldest. The youngest average ages of mothers at the birth of their first child were recorded in Bulgaria (25.7 years), Romania (25.8) and Latvia (26.1). Conversely, women were oldest on average when giving birth to their first child in Italy (30.6 years), followed by Spain (30.4), Luxembourg (30.0) and Greece (29.9). The highest proportions of births of first children in 2013 to women aged 40 and over were registered in Italy (6.1% of total births of first children in 2013).

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