Some 34.8 of grandparents in Spain regularly care for their grandchildren, a figure much higher than the European average.
Population occupation rates by age
Between 2010 and 2020, the occupation rate of the younger population decreased, while that of over 55s increased.
Population distribution by types of household
In 2019, households were predominantly formed by childless couples (22.7%), versus 12.2% formed by couples with children.
Average age of first-time mothers
On average, Spanish women have their first child at 31.1 years. Is this higher than the European average?
Welfare state, life cycle and demography
How does the ageing of the population affect the welfare state? The tenth Dossier from the Social Observatory of ”la Caixa” Foundation analyses policies that must be applied throughout the life cycle to guarantee intergenerational justice.