The difficulties to reconcile family and work life and the economic problems due to low wages mean that Spanish women delay their motherhood by an average of 5.2 years compared to the age at which they planned to have their first child and have less than desired. .
These are some of the conclusions of the Fertility Survey that the National Institute of Statistics (INE) published this Tuesday – of which an advance was disseminated in November – corresponding to 2018, which was not elaborated since 1999, and that, for the first time Once, it includes the opinion of men.
In her X-ray of fertility in Spain, the INE concludes that family reconciliation measures and hours are what most value women with children of a job, as maternity is delayed, as maternity is delayed, those who work have fewer children than inactive ones and foreign women have more than Spanish women.
In general, and at any age, what women value most in a job is that they have good economic conditions. The differences appear between those who have children and those who do not have them, so that family reconciliation measures and hours change from being the most important factors for the first to the least relevant for the second.
And that the work is interesting and satisfies them personally and professionally, from being the second most important issue for women under 30 without children, to being the sixth for women with children of the same age.