Financial worries causing family delays


This 447-word blog post reports on the latest research from Fidelity International’s Modern Life Report, outlining statistics on key considerations preventing people who would like to have children in the future from having children now. Written on 27 November 2019.

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It’s a well-known fact that having children can be very expensive.

Raising a child to the age of 18 can cost more than £150,000, according to research from the Child Poverty Action Group.

Even for people with a household income that is well above the national average of approximately £29,400 a year, the main reason why people delay starting a family is the cost of raising children.