More than half of large families would have more children if they got more income

While forming a family It is a source of happiness that only those who are part of it can know, we also have to take into account the amount of money involved in creating and maintaining it. Expenses that increase as the number of children per household grows. For this reason, those nuclei where three or more children are counted, it is an indispensable requirement to get a higher payroll.

That's how clear it is in the latest study conducted by the Spanish Federation of Large Families, FEFN, that collects the perceptions of this type of nucleus and the economic situation that crosses the majority. A work in which the opinion of 1,700 cores of this type has been taken into account.

Economic difficulties

The data that they offer from FEFN highlight that the 56% of large families in Spain want to have more children, however, 52% admit that they would if they had more income. You have to remember that at least you have to multiply by three expenses like the return to school. While savings are possible through the reuse of clothes or toys, there are expenses such as diapers or textbooks that can not be avoided.

It must be remembered that the majority of these families, 38%, live with an income between 1,201 to 2,500 euros. Only 7% have more than 5,000 euros a month to support this home. On the opposite side highlights 10% of these nuclei facing these 30 calendar days with an income of between 0 and 1,200 euros.

By item of expenses, the return to school is the most difficult extra expense to face for 48% of large families. If you pay attention to the common expenses, the shopping basket is the item that most affects the economy of these homes. In second place is education, a section that includes the enrollment of the school, school transport, material, etc.

Profile of large families

This study also includes the profile of large families in Spain. These households are formed by a couple composed of members of ages between 36 and 45 years old with university education. More than half of these nuclei, 67%, have 3 children of school age. Both spouses work in most of these nuclei.

Returning to the economic field, the study confirms that large families do not enjoy a very comfortable situation, but, on the contrary, they have to tighten their belts. Therefore, almost half of them, 49%, assure that "It arrives right at the end of the month" and 1 in 4 (24%) recognizes that their income is not enough to cover all monthly expenses and is forced to "resort to savings or even ask for a timely loan."

In the consumption habits of these households the need for savings is perceived, since at the time of making the purchase they go to several shops looking for discounts and offers (62%), although there is a 23% which claims to be faithful to an establishment for its products and prices. Also moved by the price, among other factors, large families are online buyers; although there are still many who do it occasionally (39%), 83% is clear that if they find a cheaper product on the internet, they buy it online. Only 17% of families still buy a product in a physical store, even if it is more expensive.

Damián Montero

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