Nearly half of young people see only negative effects of COVID-19 crisis

In the first few months of 2021, 47 percent of young people in the Netherlands between the ages of 12 and 25 indicated that their lives were negatively affected by the coronavirus crisis in general. Another 43 percent experienced both negative and positive consequences. A majority really missed doing fun things outside and meeting up with friends or family at home. Young people also say that the coronavirus crisis has caused them to experience more stress about their education or work. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) has reported this based on a survey entitled ‘Perceptions 2021’.

Health and welfare | 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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More graduates and less alcohol consumption among young people in 2020

With a pandemic ongoing, the year 2020 reshaped the lives of young people in the Netherlands. In secondary education, relatively more students were promoted and almost all final examination students graduated. Fewer young people were at work; fewer girls between the ages of 12 and 18 used alcohol on occasion, and there was less excessive drinking among young men. The number of young people receiving youth care declined; on the other hand, the number of reported child abuse cases went up. Furthermore, compared to the previous year, in 2020 a smaller share of young people reported they were happy and satisfied with life. These are some of the results Statistics Netherlands (CBS) describes in the Annual Report of the National Youth Monitor 2021, published today.

Health and welfare | 01-11-2021 | 14:11

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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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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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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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