Most Ukrainian families have only one child - Demography Institute

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Director of Ukraine's Institute for Demography and Social Studies Ella Libanova said at an All-Ukrainian family forum in Kyiv on Wednesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"How can we accept that despite the fact that only 17% of young people say they want to have one child and 55% of young people say they want to have two, three or four children, 76% of families have only one child?" Libanova said.

She stressed that Ukrainian families want to have children, but "poverty in families with children is one-and-a-half times higher than poverty in families without children."

In addition, she emphasized that 72% of young people say that family happiness is a major asset to them.