AVERAGE AGE OF WOMEN AND MEN AT MARRIAGE RISES BY 3 AND 7 YEARS IN ARMENIA

PanARMENIAN.Net
January 31, 2011 - 16:26 AMT 12:26 GMT

The average age of women and men at marriage has risen by 3 and 7 years
in Armenia to reach 25 and 29 respectively, the head of Sociometer
center for sociological studies stated.

As Aharon Adibekyan told a news conference in Yerevan, "many couples
delay childbirth at the initial stage of marriage. Later on, however,
they face serious fertility problems."

The expert stressed the low birth-rate in Armenia, similarly to
Georgia, Ukraine Europe and Latin American countries.

In 2010, male and female birth rates in Armenia comprised 23,8 and
20,9 thousand respectively, increasing by 1% against 2009 index.

18 thousand marriages and 3 thousand divorces were reported in 2010.




From: A. Papazian