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Greece Records Lowest Percentage of Illegitimate Births in EU

According to a new study conducted by the European Union's statistical authority, Greece ranks as having one of the lowest percentages of illegitimate births from all the nations surveyed. The data was compiled by Statista, an online German database for...

Greece Has EU's Lowest Birth Rate Outside of Marriage

Greece continues to have the lowest birth rate outside of marriage in the EU, according to the European Union's statistical authority, Eurostat. Specifically, only 9.4 percent of births in Greece in 2016 were by unmarried couples or single parents, compared...

Greek Women Have Fewer Children than EU Average

Greek women have fewer children than the EU average and at an older age, according to 2016 figures released by Eurostat. With an average of 1.38 children each, and at an average age of 30.3 years old, Greek women are...

Increase in Suicides and Child Mortality During Crisis in Greece

The glass is both half full and half empty, regarding the prolonged economic crisis in Greece and its impact on the health of the nation's people. A new Greek-British scientific study, perhaps the most complete that has been done...

Unemployment Among Women Main Reason for Low Birth Rate in Greece

Unemployment among women is the main reason for low birth rate in Greece, says a HuffPost Greece report. The report cites demographer Peter McDonald who believes the declining number of live births does not directly relate to poverty as much...

Greece Suffers Significant Decrease in Births Due to Crisis

A decline in birth rates and an aging population have emerged as further side effects of Greece's ongoing economic crisis. For the past six years, Greece has also suffered a significant increase in abortions. According to the daily newspaper "Efimerida ton...

Village with Highest Birth Rate in Greece

The village of Livadia in the prefecture of Heraklion in Crete, is the village holding the highest birth rate in Greece. The ongoing financial crisis, the austerity measures and the decreased births in big cities haven’t discouraged the residents of...

Greek Crisis Leading to Low Birth Rate

Recession and rising unemployment in Greece has led to a decrease in the number of births as more and more couples are unable to bear the financial and psychological "cost" of having a child. Doctors of the World estimate that...