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Portugal is the EU country with the highest proportion of families with only one child

In the European Union, large families (with at least three children) represent 13% of families with children, “twice as many as in Portugal (6%)”.

Portugal is the country in the European Union (EU) with the highest proportion of families with only one child, revealed PORDATA on Wednesday, on the occasion of World Population Day.

“In fact, it is a country of only children,” the same source stressed, pointing out that Only 27% of families have children, and among them, almost two thirds have only one child..

In the European Union, large families (with at least three children) represent 13% of families with children, “twice as many as in Portugal (6%)”, according to the same source.

Single-parent families increased by 22% and the number of people living alone increased by 28%.

In the vast majority of single-parent families (87.3%), the adult is a woman3.5 percentage points above the European average (83.8%).

“In Estonia and Sweden, around one third of single-parent families have a male adult,” PORDATA noted.

Source: Observadora

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