Students worked 11 hours a week on average in Q3

In the third quarter of 2023, two-thirds of pupils in secondary education (VO) aged 15 or older had a part-time job. They worked almost 11 hours a week on average, often as shelf stackers, waiters and waitresses or kitchen assistants. Half of them said they mostly or always worked evening shifts. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this based on the Labour Force Survey (LFS) in the Youth Monitor.

Labour | 12-12-2023 | 14:12

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Sleeping problems and mental health issues increasing among young people

In 2022, 22 percent of Dutch 12 to 24-year-olds said they had trouble sleeping. Sixteen percent of young people reported being mentally unhealthy in the past four weeks and 12 percent said they were or had been suffering from depression in the past twelve months. Relative to 2017, there is a percentage increase of young people having sleeping problems, mental health issues and depression. This is reported by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) on the basis of new figures of the Annual Report Youth Monitor released today.

Gezondheid en welzijn | 09-11-2023 | 10:11

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Annual Report Youth Monitor 2023 Summary

How is the situation of young people in the Netherlands? Read it in the Annual Report Youth Monitor 2023 Summary.

Maatschappelijke indicatoren | 09-11-2023 | 10:11

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Young technicians four times as often male

In 2022, there were 609 thousand young people (aged 15 to 34 years) in the Netherlands who had completed a technical education. There were relatively few women in this group; compared to men, women were also less likely to work in technical occupations. The difference between young women and young men in choosing a technical education is already visible in senior general (HAVO) and pre-university (VWO) secondary education. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this in the context of the National Youth Monitor 2023 on the basis of figures from the Labour Force Survey and education statistics.

Education | 07-11-2023 | 11:11

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6 in 10 parents in the Caribbean Netherlands use formal childcare

Over 6 in 10 working parents in the Caribbean Netherlands with children under age 12 used formal childcare at least once every week in 2022. The children attended a nursery, preschool or out-of-school care. On average, 91 percent of the parents aged 15 to 74 years with children under 12 were in employment. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this based on new figures taken from the Labour Force Survey Caribbean Netherlands.

Young people and families | 10-07-2023 | 16:07

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Number of youth care recipients stable last year

In 2022, 467 thousand young people in the Netherlands received some form of youth care. This is approximately the same number as in the previous year. It means that 10.5 percent of all young people in the Netherlands under the age of 23 are youth care recipients. The most prevalent form of youth care is youth assistance. Recipients of youth assistance particularly include boys aged 8 to 11 years and girls aged 12 to 17 years. This is evident from new provisional figures, released by Statistics Netherlands (CBS).

Health and welfare | 08-05-2023 | 09:05

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Young men now more likely to have paid work than young women

In December 2022, net labour participation among young men exceeded the rate among young women. As of 2003, the year in which Statistics Netherlands (CBS) started measuring labour participation, it was higher among women aged 15 to 24 years than among their male peers. Last year, young men outstripped young women. This is evident from new labour force figures released by CBS.

Labour | 03-02-2023 | 08:02

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Children with single parent three times more likely to live in MDU

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.

Young people and families | 13-12-2022 | 15:12

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Less overweight and obesity among children of higher educated parents

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.

Health and welfare | 10-11-2022 | 14:11

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Young adults have lower personal well-being than over-25s for the first time

In 2021, a lower share of young adults in the Netherlands experienced high personal well-being. For the first time since surveys commenced, they reported high well-being less often than adults aged 25 and over. Young people’s personal well-being declined the most in the areas of institutional trust, social life and health. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this on the basis of the 2022 Annual Report of the National Youth Monitor.

Health and welfare | 10-11-2022 | 13:11

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