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Austria

  • By: Karin Sardadvar
  • In: Encyclopedia of Motherhood
  • Edited by: Andrea O'Reilly
  • Subject:Sociology of Gender, Parenting, Maternal Health

Austria is situated in central Europe and has 8,200,000 inhabitants. It is a federal republic and member of the European Union (EU).

Family Demographics in Austria

Women in Austria have an average of 1.38 children. The main fertility age is now 29.4 years of age; women's mean age at first birth is 27.7 years of age. According to the census in 2001, there were 3,483,719 women aged 15 years or older living in Austria, of which 29.6 percent do not have any children; 21.4 percent have one child; 27.6 percent have two children; 12.4 percent have three children; 5 percent have four children; 2.1 percent have five children; and 1.9 percent have six or more children.

In 2007, 20,516 marriages ended in divorce in Austria. On average, ...

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