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Family situation and ChildcareEurochild is an international network of organizations and individuals working in and across Europe to improve the quality of life of children and young people. It’s work is underpinned by the principles enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. 
In the EU today:

66% of citizens do not have children

50% of marriages end in divorce

33% of EU households have children

33% of single parents household are living in poverty

31% of EU children are born to unmarried parents

19% of children are at-risk-of poverty

13% of EU of households with children are single-parent

4% of parents have at least 3 children

the average N° of children women would like to have is 2.4

the number of children per women, necessary to sustain present levels of population is 2.1

the average birth rate across the EU25 is 1.5

Both parents share responsibility for bringing up their children, and should always consider what is best for each child. Governments should help parents by providing services to support them, especially if both parents work.