Nearly four out of ten babies in the Caribbean Netherlands born to a single mother

Nearly four out of ten children born in 2012 in the Caribbean Netherlands were born to into a single parent household, usually a single mother. The same is true for live-born children in the Netherlands to mothers of Antillean/Aruban origin. On average fewer than one in ten babies in the Netherlands are born to a single mother. Over half the babies are born into families where the parents are a married, and a third are born to an unmarried couple. In the Caribbean Netherlands that latter share is much lower, namely 15 percent. Women in the Caribbean Netherlands and of Antillean/Aruban origin living in the Netherlands have their children relatively often within another kind of household. They often reside with their parent or parents.

Live-born children, 2012