Adoptions in Greece go up by 778 per cent while birth rates

first_imgAccording to Greek Statistics Agency (ELSTAT), there were 393 registered adoptions in Greece throughout 2017 compared to compared to 2016, when there were 221.This is a 77.8 per cent rise with most adoptions having been recorded on the Aegean islands and in Crete, reaching a 93.8 per cent rise in 12 months.In total, of 198 girls and 187 boys were adopted last year.Even though adoption rates are on the up, Greek population is expected to shrink by between 450,000 and 1.4 million by the end of 2035, according to a report published by the Hellenic Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology earlier this month.Based on the study, Greece’s population will be reduced between 9.5-10.4 million in 2035, with the main reasons being low birth rates and negative migration balance.The association also mentioned that the Greek fertility rate is at 1.26 children per couple while it must be at least 2.1 for a population to remain stable, experts say. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

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