Statistics Portugal released on December 3rd the main results of the Fertility Survey. The Fertility Survey, carried out in 2019 by Statistics Portugal, and funded by the European Economic Area Agreement (EEA Grants 2014-2021) under the Work-life Balance Programme aims to update and reinforce knowledge about fertility in Portugal.
See here information about the multiple dimensions of this phenomenon for the population in the fertile period, namely their demographic and socioeconomic characteristics (such as age, level of education, migratory background, conjugality or labour status), the fertility already achieved and the desired one, intentions and the desire to have children, the ideal number of children, or the perceptions and constraints that influence the decision to have or not have children.
A wide range of tables with results from the survey were also made available on the same date, as well as the anonymised database for researchers, for purposes of scientific research. this information can be found here.
The National Statistics System on Gender Equality Project is a Pre defined Project and aims to improve the Gender Databases currently developed by INE (Statistics Portugal), so that a more comprehensive system of statistics and gender information, in various areas, is available, both for stakeholders responsible for policies as well as for society in general.