the first child is delayed beyond the age of 31

Helena Cortés

MADRID

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Spain is the second EU country whose women take the longest to give birth to their first child, with an average of 31.1 years in 2019, tied with Luxembourg and only surpassed by Italy (31.3 years), according to Eurostat data published this week.

In the first year with data, 1985, it took women 25.8 years on average to reach their first delivery. Since then, the Spanish have gone gradually delaying the premiere of maternity until reaching 30 years of age in 2011 (specifically, 30.1 years) and reaching 31.1 years in 2019.

“It is not a current issue, but we have been detecting this trend for years. Spain is not a country for young people, and is that

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