Young people relatively often choose secondary vocational education

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.

Young people and families | 04-11-2022 | 09:11

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Childcare benefits for over 1 million children

In 2021, childcare benefits were paid for over 1 million children. The number of children with parents receiving a childcare allowance has been rising since 2015, although growth has levelled off in recent years. Out-of-school care accommodated almost 536 thousand children last year and day care 541 thousand. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this on the basis of new figures.

Young people and families | 04-11-2022 | 09:11

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Labour participation among young men restored

More young men have started working over the past two years. For a long time, net labour participation among young men lagged behind the female rate. Now, due to the relatively sharp increase in recent years, the share in paid employment is larger among young men than among young women. This is the first time since measurements began in 2003. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this on the basis of newly released figures.

Labour | 20-06-2022 | 00:06

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1 in 5 young workers experience work-related stress

Of all young people between the ages of 15 and 25 in paid employment, 21 percent reported regular or frequent work-related stress in 2021. Young women were more likely to report this than young men (23 percent versus 18 percent, respectively). Last year, 71.7 percent of young people had paid work. This was reported by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) in the National Youth Monitor based on the Perceptions Survey and the Labour Force Survey.

Labour | 29-04-2022 | 14:04

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Slightly more children experiencing parental separation

In 2019, the share of minor children (under 18) witnessing their parents’ divorce or separation stood at 1.5 percent. This is equivalent to nearly 49 thousand children, 6.5 thousand more than in 1999. The number of children experiencing parental separation increased less rapidly between 2009 and 2019 than between 1999 and 2009. At the end of 2019, 2 in 10 minors had parents who were not living together. Minors from families with lower wealth are more likely to experience parental separation. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this based on a survey as part of the National Youth Monitor.

Young people and families | 29-04-2022 | 13:04

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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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Sharp decline in infant mortality since 2000

Last year, 617 out of the 170 thousand live-born babies died in their first year. As a result, the infant mortality rate stood at 3.6 per thousand live births, versus 5.1 in 2000. The infant mortality rate was nearly three times the average among mothers under the age of 20. Infant mortality in the Netherlands is in line with the European Union average. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this based on newly released figures.

Young people and families | 29-09-2020 | 00:09

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Fewer young volunteers in 2019

In 2019, fewer young people in the Netherlands aged 12 to 24 years were volunteering compared to previous years. While girls are more likely to volunteer in the field of care, boys prefer activities in a sports association. The most important reason for young people to volunteer is that they enjoy it. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this in the latest edition of the National Youth Monitor, based on new figures taken from a survey on social cohesion and well-being.

Labour | 26-05-2020 | 00:05

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70 thousand unskilled young people are out of work

Of the 181 thousand young people aged 15 to 26 years who dropped out of education without obtaining a basic qualification, there were 70 thousand who were out of work in 2019. This is a relatively high share compared to those who did obtain a basic qualification. Common reasons for not working are illness and disability. Among the unskilled, those in employment often work at lower occupational skill levels than their peers with basic qualifications. Of the 625 thousand young people who are not in education but who do have a basic qualification, 66 thousand are out of work.

Labour | 19-02-2020 | 00:02

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Almost 1 in 6 children live in single-parent households

In 2019, 16 percent of all children in the Netherlands were living in a single-parent household. This share has continued to expand over the past two decades. Nine percent of all infants were living with only one parent. The highest shares are found in the cities of Heerlen and Rotterdam.

Young people and families | 17-02-2020 | 09:02

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