The Youth Monitor keeps you up to date on the latest developments in the situation of young people in the Netherlands. It contains figures on the themes young people & families, health & welfare, education, labour and safety & justice.
On 1 January 2021, more than a third of all minors in single-parent households were living in a multi-dwelling unit (MDU), for example an apartment, ground floor unit or upstairs unit. This share is three times larger than among children staying with both their parents. Forty percent of the approximately 3.2 million children living at home lived in a terraced house. In very highly urbanised municipalities, 42 percent of local minors lived in an MDU. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this on the basis of a new survey as part of the National Youth Monitor.
13-12-2022 | 15:12
In the period 2018-2021, 12 percent of children aged 2 to 11 were overweight and 3 percent severely overweight (obese). Six percent were exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke at home. Overweight, obesity and exposure to tobacco smoke were less prevalent among children with higher educated parents than among those with lower educated parents. This is reported by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) in the Annual Report Youth Monitor 2022, based on new analyses with figures from the latest National Health Survey/Lifestyle Monitor.
10-11-2022 | 14:11
After secondary education, young people up to the age of 25 are more likely to attend secondary vocational education (MBO) than higher vocational education (HBO) or university (WO). During the 2021/’22 academic year, 40 percent of young people under 25 participating in further education were enrolled in MBO. For HBO and WO, this was 35 and 25 percent, respectively. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this in its National Youth Monitor.
04-11-2022 | 09:11