77 Portuguese municipalities are already family-friendly

This year, the 11th edition of the municipalities survey promoted by the Observatory for the Family Friendly Municipalities, an initiative of the Portuguese Large Families Association (APFN), distinguished 77 municipalities as being “family-friendly”.     Across the country, Portuguese municipalities were distinguished for their good practices regarding family policies. The district of Coimbra was awarded 12 … Read more

Why Are Birth Rates in Sweden Falling?

(by Daniel Rossetti, Stockholm University Demography Unit (SUDA)) Fewer and fewer children are being born in Sweden, while the average age of first-time mothers is rising. The latest figures from Statistics Sweden show that fertility rates in Sweden have fallen every year since 2009, and that the average age at first birth is the highest … Read more