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Quarter of a million children depend on income support

More than 7 percent of children in the Netherlands under 18 years of age lived in a household that dependent on income support in 2007. This is a total of just over 250 thousand children.

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More children of unmarried parents officially acknowledged by fathers

Babies born to unmarried couples are increasingly being officially acknowledged by their fathers in the year they are born. Nine in ten babies born to unmarried parents in 2011 were acknowledged in...

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Half of first-born children's parents are not married

Last year, 40 percent of all children in the Netherlands were born to unmarried mothers, i.e. half of all first-born children.

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more and more underage children live with one parent

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...

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Nearly 40 thousand children placed under supervision or guardianship

By the end of September last year, the parents of nearly 40 thousand under age youths – more than one and a half times as many as a decade ago – were (partly) deprived of parental authority.

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Children in stepfamilies underachieve on Cito test

In 2011, children in primary school group eight had an average Cito (Dutch National Institute for Educational Measurement) score of 536. Boys and girls in high-income families scored above average....

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Most young children do not travel unaccompanied

Three quarters of children aged between 4 and 12 did not travel unaccompanied in 2010.

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More and more young children grow up in large cities

In the four major cities (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht), the number of 0 to 5-year old children is growing, while in the rest of the Netherlands the number of young children is...

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Half of social security benefits go to families with children

Nearly half (49 percent) of the 330 thousand people on social security have children, but there are considerable differences between native Dutch and people with a non-western background. Native...

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Children of crime suspects more often heard by the police

Young adults whose parents had been crime suspects were more often heard by the police than their peers.

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One in five children attended formal childcare facilities in 2006

In 2006, 490 thousand children, i.e. one in five, in the age category under 13 attended facilities like childcare, after-school care or care provided by registered host parents.

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More purchasing power for families with young children

The median purchasing power of the population in the Caribbean Netherlands increased once again in 2016. On all three islands, the purchasing power of families with young children increased the most.

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More than 100 thousand children in youth care

In 2012, 103 thousand young people (approximately 3 percent) received youth care. Amsterdam has the highest number of children in youth care, but the highest proportion of children in youth care was...

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One in five children suffer from chronic diseases

In the Netherlands, 1 in every 5 children aged between 4 and 12 are chronically ill. Asthma and chronic bronchitis are the most common chronic diseases.

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More than 55 thousand children adopted since 1956

Since the introduction of adoption legislation in 1956, more than 55 thousand children have been adopted in the Netherlands.

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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.

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Nearly 3 percent of children suffer from autism or related disorders

Information provided by parents indicates that autism and related disorders occur in nearly 3 percent of children and are twice as often found in boys as in girls. Boys are treated for autism or...

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Number of primary school children will continue to decrease in coming years

At the end of this year, the number of children in the Netherlands in the primary school age range - between 4 and 12 years - will be 1.52 million, 75 thousand fewer than five years ago. In the next...

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