More single mothers seen in younger generationsMothers from younger generations more frequently become single for a certain amount of time after their children are born than mothers born in 1970. However, this does not apply to the group of higher educated women, where percentages are low, even in the 1980s generation.
Among lower and medium educated women, an increasing proportion of women live on their own with children. Of lower educated women born in 1980, 11 percent had children but no partner at the age of 25. This was 20 percent in women aged 35.