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Table 1 Percentage of women by level of education and birth cohort, median age at the first childbirth and median duration between the first and the second childbirth by country

From: The nexus between education and fertility in six European countries

  Bulgaria Czech Rep. France Germany Italy Poland
Education
 Low 23.8 13.0 26.4 9.0 49.4 23.0
 Medium 48.1 71.9 40.3 61.6 33.5 65.7
 High 28.1 15.1 33.4 29.4 17.1 11.4
  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Cohorts
 1940–1949 16.8 25.7 21.4 19.2 21.1 27.5
 1950–1959 16.6 25.6 26.5 28.2 24.7 34.5
 1960–1969 33.7 22.5 27.7 35.3 28.8 18.5
 1970–1979 32.9 26.3 24.4 17.3 25.5 19.5
  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Age at first childbirth (median) 22.2 23.0 26.6 26.8 27.8 23.2
Duration between the second and the first child (median) 5.8 5.4 5.0 5.3 7.4 4.3
Number of cases 3670 1219 2748 1345 11,580 4347
  1. Source: GGS 2nd wave and Istat FSS (2009)