Boys happier than girls on Bonaire and Saba

Both on Bonaire and on Saba, boys between the ages of 11 and 18 are on average more likely to report being happy than girls. The main leisure activity of young people on Bonaire is gaming, while Saba’s youth also likes to spend time outdoors with friends. On both islands, over one-quarter say they often feel bored; on Saba, it is mainly the girls who often feel bored. This is indicated by new figures from the ´Scholierenonderzoek Caribisch Nederland´, a survey conducted among students in the Caribbean Netherlands at the end of 2020 as part of the National Youth Monitor.

Young people and families | 31-05-2021 | 12:05

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Fewer welfare children for the first time since 2009

At the end of 2017, nearly 7 percent (228 thousand) of all minor children were living in a family claiming income support, down by nearly 3 thousand on 2016. It was the first drop in the number of children from such families since 2009.

Young people and families | 03-12-2018 | 09:12

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Annual Report Youth Monitor 2018 Summary

The Annual Report Youth Monitor 2018 Summary presents an outline of the life situation of Dutch youth at both national and local level. At local level, a description of youth in the Caribbean Netherlands is included. The report focuses on all ages, from very young children to older youth.

Young people and families | 30-11-2018 | 00:11

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Half of Dutch youth engage in volunteering

Slightly over half of Dutch young people between the ages of 15 and 24 occasionally do volunteer work. More than half are also active in associations.

Health and welfare | 05-10-2018 | 15:10

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Rude behaviour mainly experienced by young women

In 2017, disrespectful behaviour was encountered relatively most often by women between the ages of 18 and 24 years; 33 percent experienced such behaviour on the street and 22 percent did so in public transport.

Safety and justice | 26-06-2018 | 15:06

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Over half of 4 to 11-year-olds get sufficient exercise

In 2017, more than half of all children aged 4 to 11 complied with the standards for physical activity as set by the Health Council of the Netherlands. Almost two-thirds were taking part in sports at least once per week.

Health and welfare | 26-06-2018 | 15:06

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More and more young adults addicted to social media

In 2017, 29 percent of 18 to 24-year-olds were addicted to social media in their own view, up from 19 percent in 2015. The share of 25-year-olds who consider themselves addicted is relatively lower.

Health and welfare | 18-05-2018 | 15:05

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Most young adults positive about life

A very large majority of Dutch 18 to 24-year-olds are satisfied with their lives in general and with their social lives in particular: around 85 percent in 2016. Young adults who are currently enrolled in or who have completed higher education are often more positive than their lower educated peers.

Health and welfare | 18-04-2018 | 14:04

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Relatively few teenage mothers in the Netherlands

In 2016, 1,492 teenage girls gave birth to a child in the Netherlands. This number was again slightly lower than one year previously. The share of Dutch teenage mothers per one thousand 15 to 19-year-old girls was the lowest of all EU countries.

Young people and families | 18-04-2018 | 13:04

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Annual Report Youth Monitor 2017 Summary

The Annual Report of the National Youth Monitor provides insights into the situation of the nearly 5 million young people in the Netherlands. The report also includes information about young people in the Caribbean Netherlands. The lives of young people are described using various indicators and themes. Topics addressed here include family situation, children in families on income support, education, labour market, alcohol consumption, crime and crime victim rates, youth care and overall satisfaction with life.

Young people and families | 31-01-2018 | 13:01

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