The two-baby family makes a comeback: Birth rate up to 1973 level – but half born out of wedlock


The two-baby family makes a comeback: Birth rate up to 1973 level – but half born out of wedlock

The two-baby family makes a comeback: Birth rate up to 1973 level – but half born out of wedlock

12:12 AM on 14th July 2011

Increase: The average number of children in each family in Britain is now 2.0

Increase: The average number of children in each family in Britain is now 2.0

Nearly half of babies are born out of wedlock

Incentive: Women have been encouraged to have more children through more generous maternity and paternity deals

Incentive: Women have been encouraged to have more children through more generous maternity and paternity deals