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Child-rearing mostly done by mothers, including working mothers
In more than half of Dutch families, parenting tasks are shared equally between the father and the mother. However, when only one of the parents takes on these tasks it is usually the mother, even if...
Fewer very large families
The number of families with four or more children living at home has dropped dramatically over the past decade. The decline was more substantial among families with a non-western background than...
Low incomes transferred to the next generation in families with non-western background
People who grew up in low-income families – in particular people with a non-western background –often have low incomes themselves.
Growing up in diversity. Monitoring ethnic diversity in youth policy, first results (Dutch only)
The monitor on diversity in youth policy, commissioned by the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development, has been developed by the Statistics Netherlands’ Centre for Policy...
Custom-made tables for the Emancipation benchmark municipalities and employers (Dutch only)
Custom-made tables on women in the areas of labour, income and combining work and family. The tables are broken down by municipality and by economic sector. The figures are available on the website...
Much fewer families moving house
The number of people moving house in the Netherlands was 45 thousand lower in the first four months of 2009 than in the same period last year.
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...
Youth 2008 (Dutch only)
This paper presents information on young people (15-26 years) in the Netherlands in 2008. Among other things, it looks at young people in education, with a job and receiving social benefits?
More families with parent(s) over 50
More children living at home have older parents. Nearly one in three parents with children living at home were in their fifties in 2010.
One in a hundred mothers have more than five children
There are nearly 5 million mothers. Half of them have two children and one-fifth have one child or three children.
Social security cost 169 billion euro in 2009
Last year, 169 billion euro was paid out in social security benefits, i.e. 30 percent of the total amount earned by all Dutch. Two thirds of social security concern old age provisions and support...
More and more families with two working parents
Last year, there were 1.6 million couples with at least one underage child in the Netherlands. In 77 percent of these families both parents worked.
Fewer families with married parents
The composition of families in the Netherlands has changed in the last ten years. More parents are not married and there are fewer large families.
More women part-time employed
Nearly 3.3 million women were working twelve hours a week or more last year, an increase by more than 460 thousand relative to 2002.
More children at risk of poverty
The number of underage children at risk of poverty has increased in 2011. In the provinces of South Holland and Groningen, more children grow up in poverty than in other provinces. In more than half...