Definition: Birth order

Demography

Ranking of a newborn baby in relation to all of the mother's previous live births, i.e. the number of previous live births plus the birth which has just occurred. For some countries, only the birth order within the current marriage is available.
Source:
Eurostat, "Demographic statistics: Definitions and methods of collection in 31 European countries (2003 Edition)", Luxembourg, 2003
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