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2013.04.08 14:17

Some 30 percent of children are born out of wedlock in Lithuania

DELFI|The Lithuania Tribune2013.04.08 14:17

According to 2011 statistics, more children are being born to unmarried parents in Lithuania; however, this number is still lower than the European Union (EU) average, www.delfi.lt has informed. 

According to 2011 statistics, more children are being born to unmarried parents in Lithuania; however, this number is still lower than the European Union (EU) average, www.delfi.lt has informed.

Children born to women outside marriage in 2011 accounted for 30 percent of all births in Lithuania.

In 1990 the figure was lower by seven per cent, while in 200 some 22.6 percent of all child births in Lithuania were from unmarried women.

The average rate of children born to unmarried women compared to married women in the EU is 39.5 percent. The current data have been published by the EU’s statistical agency, Eurostat, who accumulated and compared data from 1990, 2000 and 2011.

The biggest number of children born out of wedlock among the EU states is in Estonia, where unmarried women account for 59.7 percent of all births, and the lowest number of children born to unmarried parents are in Greece, where 7.4  percent have children outside marriage. 

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