Poland faces demographic problems
According to a new publication by Eurostat Poland faces the 2nd biggest drop ( after Cyprus) in the EU as far as the the proportion of children in Polish society is concerned. The ratio of children in the general population has decreased by eight percentage points over the last 20 years. Between 1994 and 2014, the proportion of children in Polish society decreased from 23.7 percent to 15.05 percent. It is expected that the number will have reached 13.2 percent by 2050.
Denmark is the only EU country which saw an increase in the ratio of children, according to Eurostat.
The report also looked at the average age at which young people leave their parents and start living independently.
“Young people leave the parental household earlier in the Nordic EU Member States,” Eurostat wrote.
In the EU in 2013, 26.1 was the average age of young people leaving their parents. In Poland the figure was 28.2. Young people in Slovakia and Malta live with their parents the longest, starting living independently at 30.7 and 30.1 years respectively.
Source: Thenews.pl, http://ec.europa.eu/