fertility is an issue of concern in the western countries. In France, it is 1.91 children per woman on average in 2016. However, a study by INSEE point to some disparities according to socio-occupational category of the parents.
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The fertility rate is higher among the employed and working-that at the executive level. The employed have on average 1,91 child, while the workers were 1.76 and executives 1,64. In addition, women who have never worked (excluding students) have, on average 3,24 children, a figure considerably higher than the national average, although their proportion in the population studied is low (around 5%).The average age of mothers rising
Overall, the fertility rate of French women has increased since 1999, the year when the average was 1.78 children per woman. The average age of childbirth (different from the age of the first child) is past 29.3 years and 30.5 years. Among women executives, it amounted to 33 years. A phenomenon that could be explained by the fact that women executives are less in couples before 30 years of age: 36% of them are against 45% among employees and workers. The study also points to the fact that they tend to expect you to "consolidate their job situation before founding a family".
Past 30 years, these are the women executives, who have the most children. From this age, the behaviors seem to be less varied according to the socio-occupational category of women.A disparity in fertility rates higher among immigrant women
While the difference in fertility is quite low according to the socio-professional categories of women, it is more visible in the case of immigrant women, who represent 12% of the women in age to have children. The fertility rate is higher among immigrant women (2,72) than among women non-immigrant women (1,79).
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By socio-professional categories, the disparities between immigrant women and non-migrant women are more visible. Women managers, migrant women have 0.14 a child more per woman than non-immigrant women. The women employed immigrant, however, have 1,93 child more than non-immigrant women. However, the average age of motherhood is similar in these two groups.
on The men's side, it is the farmers, artisans and business leaders who have the most children (2,1), followed by manual workers (2.0) and frameworks (1,9). Men without jobs are those who have the least children (1,4), the fact that they are less often in a relationship women. Their situation differs from the employment market and the market advisor, explains this study. These are, however, by 2016 nine out of ten children who are born within a couple.Updated Date: 28 August 2019, 00:00