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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Annual Report Youth Monitor 2021 Summary

The Annual Report Youth Monitor 2021 Summary presents an outline of the living situation of young people in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Based on a number of social themes, attention is paid to developments and regional differences. At local level, a description of youth in the Caribbean Netherlands is included.

Maatschappelijke indicatoren | 29-10-2021 | 12:10

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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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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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Quarterly Report 2nd quarter 2009

This Quarterly Report of the National Youth Monitor for the second quarter of 2009 places Dutch youngsters in a European perspective. The comparisons are based on topics included on the website of the National Youth monitor.

Young people and families | 16-10-2009 | 18:10

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Summary of the annual report 2008

This summary outlines the key results of the annual report 2008, based on figures from the website.

Young people and families | 15-06-2009 | 09:06

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Quarterly report 1st quarter 2007

This report describes the purpose, contents and background of the National Youth Monitor. It also contains an demographic overview of children and young people in the Netherlands.

Young people and families | 09-02-2009 | 09:02

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