Infodata Demographic conditioning factors November 2021 Classification Tags population ageing, demography Subject areas Social Inclusion Related content Infodata | November 2021 Intergenerational solidarity Some 34.8 of grandparents in Spain regularly care for their grandchildren, a figure much higher than the European average. Infodata | November 2021 Population occupation rates by age Between 2010 and 2020, the occupation rate of the younger population decreased, while that of over 55s increased. Infodata | November 2021 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. Infodata | November 2021 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? Dossier | November 2021 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.