Careers blamed for low birth rate

A 17 percent decline in Danish fertility rates is being blamed on the continued trend of women waiting until after they have started their careers to have children. Since 2000, the birth rate has fallen 17 percent and now stands at 10.4 births per 1,000 Danes, according to Eurostat. The figure is the fourth lowest in the EU. During the same period, women came to make up the majority of university students. The decline comes despite polls indicating that Danes would like to prioritise family over work. – A4