Annual Report Youth Monitor 2016 Summary

The Annual Report 2016 provides insights into the situation of young people. It describes how the nearly 5 million young persons in the Netherlands are doing, based on certain indicators and current topics. Where possible, the situation among young people in the Caribbean Netherlands is addressed as well. Topics discussed in this annual report include family situation, youth care, living and growing up safely, education, labour, health and crime.

Young people and families | 01-12-2016 | 13:12

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Many young smokers in the north

Between 2010 and 2014, over 14 percent of young Dutch between the ages of 12 and 20 were smoking. This percentage is particularly high in the north of the Netherlands. The share of young people smoking is highest in the province of Drenthe (19 percent), followed by the province of Groningen and the northern Netherlands region, each with 18 percent. The lowest share of smokers aged 12 to 20 is found in the middle region of the country. The municipal health care regions of  Amsterdam, Utrecht and the Gooi- en Vecht area report a percentage share of 11 percent young smokers.

Health and welfare | 11-12-2015 | 09:12

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Number of minors declining

The number of young people under 18 has declined by 170 thousand since 2005. The Netherlands had 3.4 million minors at the start of 2015, amounting to 20 percent of the total population. The number of minors is expected to continue falling over the next few years by 90 thousand until 2023. The decline will occur in almost every region, in particular Achterhoek and Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. On the other hand, the Randstad urban conglomeration still sees an increase in the number of young people.

Young people and families | 11-12-2015 | 08:12

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More and more underage children live with one parent

According to figures released by Statistics Netherlands this week, nearly 15 percent of all underage children in the Netherlands lived in a one-parent family in 2014. Families within which children grow up have changed in the last fifteen years. More 0-17-year-olds live in a one-parent family and an ever increasing number have unmarried parents.

Young people and families | 27-03-2015 | 09:03

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One in seven underage children live in a single-parent family

The population of the Netherlands includes 3.5 million underage children. One in seven of these children live with just one parent. This proportion varies strongly between municipalities.

Young people and families | 19-12-2013 | 17:12

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Young people in low-income households more often overweight

Approximately 15 percent of 2 to 25-year-olds struggle with overweight. Yet, nearly all young people assess their state of health as good. Young members of low-income households are more often overweight and have more GP contacts than their counterparts in the households with the highest incomes.

Health and welfare | 08-08-2013 | 17:08

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More children at risk of poverty

The number of underage children at risk of poverty has increased in 2011. In the provinces of South Holland and Groningen, more children grow up in poverty than in other provinces. In more than half of cases, families do have enough money to go on holiday.

Health and welfare | 08-04-2013 | 17:04

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