Almost three out of every four women in Spain would like to have at least two children, according to the 2018 Fertility Survey published this Wednesday, November 28, by the National Institute of Statistics (INE).
The survey details that almostHalf of women between the ages of 18 and 55, including those who already have children, want to have two children in total. The highest percentages, of 48.0%, are between 25 to 29 years and those of 40 and over.
On the other hand, the percentage of women who want to have three children is around 25%, although it exceeds 27.0% in those over 35. If these two groups are added, it turns out that almost three out of four women want to have at least two children, according to the study.
Regarding the main incentives that women demand to have children, the first one is the increase in the duration of maternity and paternity leave. By age groups, the highest percentages are found among women between 30 and 34 years old (31.1%) and between 35 and 39 years old (29.1%).
The second most important birth incentive for women under 40 is the flexibility in working hours for fathers and mothers with young children, while for those aged 40 and over, the second most important measure is an allowance for families with dependent children under 18 years of age.
On the other hand, the percentage of women who do not want to have children decreases with increasing age. Thus, 27.0% of those under 25 do not want to have them, compared to 16.7% of those between 25 and 29 years old, while just one in 10 women over 30 do not want to have children.
The most important reason why women who have not had children do not want to have them is because they do not want to be mothers. For those under 25, the main reason is that they are considered too young to have children. Efe