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Table 8 Transitional probabilities to grandparenthood, median age of grandparenthood and other life transitions by sex and year. Grandparents with no more than 3 grandchildren

From: Grandparents in Italy: trends and changes in the demography of grandparenthood from 1998 to 2016

  1998 2016
Men Women Men Women
Sample 3198 3282 2826 2861
Median age at:     
Grandparenthood 62 58 66 62
Parenthood 30 26 28 25
End of active parenthood 51 47 49 45
Empty nest 67 63 65 64
Retirement/inactivity 60 54 60 54
45 2% 6% 2% 7%
50 9% 19% 6% 15%
55 23% 39% 17% 29%
60 43% 57% 32% 46%
65 59% 70% 48% 59%
70 69% 75% 60% 68%
  1. Source: Famiglie e Soggetti Sociali, ISTAT