First-time mums are older, more educated

Data shows their median age was 31 last year, while 61.5 per cent of them had uni degrees

For public relations manager Amanda Moey and lawyer Joel Tan, the pandemic did not derail their desire to have more children. They welcomed their baby girl Lauren in November last year and plan to have more children. ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR
For public relations manager Amanda Moey and lawyer Joel Tan, the pandemic did not derail their desire to have more children. They welcomed their baby girl Lauren in November last year and plan to have more children. ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

Women are getting older and more educated by the time they have their first child.

The median age of such mothers was 31 last year, up from 30.5 in 2015.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 23, 2021, with the headline 'First-time mums are older, more educated'. Subscribe