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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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 girls than boys exceeding expected school level

In 2017/’18, more girls than boys in the third year of secondary education were studying at a higher level than recommended by their primary school.

Education | 17-12-2018 | 13:12

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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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Relatively few teenage mothers in the Netherlands

In 2016, 1,492 teenage girls gave birth to a child in the Netherlands. This number was again slightly lower than one year previously. The share of Dutch teenage mothers per one thousand 15 to 19-year-old girls was the lowest of all EU countries.

Young people and families | 18-04-2018 | 13:04

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Annual Report Youth Monitor 2017 Summary

The Annual Report of the National Youth Monitor provides insights into the situation of the nearly 5 million young people in the Netherlands. The report also includes information about young people in the Caribbean Netherlands. The lives of young people are described using various indicators and themes. Topics addressed here include family situation, children in families on income support, education, labour market, alcohol consumption, crime and crime victim rates, youth care and overall satisfaction with life.

Young people and families | 31-01-2018 | 13:01

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1 in 3 women with technical degrees work in engineering

Fewer young, highly educated people have completed technical studies compared to ten years ago. Among these engineering graduates, the number of men is four times as high as the number of women. According to Statistics Netherlands, nearly 30 percent of female and almost half of male engineering graduates start working in technical occupations.

Education | 29-03-2017 | 13:03

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Most 15-year-olds attending vmbo live up north

Nearly half of the 15-year-olds in the Netherlands are attending a form of pre-vocationalsecondary education (vmbo) in the academic year 2014/’15. The share is particularly large in the provinces of Groningen and Friesland. The number of vmbo students provides an indication of the educational level of young people in a municipality.

Education | 11-12-2015 | 09:12

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