Rise of 'dinkis' in country famous for the family

18th November 2005, Comments 0 comments

18 November 2005, MADRID — The number of so-called 'dinkis' – couples with double income and no kids – has risen by 75 percent in the past five years in Spain.

18 November 2005

MADRID — The number of so-called 'dinkis' – couples with double income and no kids – has risen by 75 percent in the past five years in Spain.

The country which in the past has been known as family-orientated now has 800,000 couples like this, a survey has found.

The investigation by Millward Brown charted the remarkable rise of 'dinkis', who are typically aged 25-35.

Their values in life are typically independence, hedonism, individualism, narcissism, dynamism, spontaneity and high economic power.

They are highly ambitious, use new technology, travel frequently, share housework and worship the body beautiful.

The highest number of these 'dinkis' – a term which originated in Britain – are in Madrid and Catalonia, where there are 134,000 and 127,000 respectively.

They undergo a period of change before having a child or do not change their lifestyle at all, the study found.

They buy more books and music than more traditional couples and travel 78 percent more than the rest of the population.

They rent more than other social groups who usually try to buy a home.

They prefer the minimalist style in their homes. Functional furniture and some sporting equipment are often popular features.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

 

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