The improving economy and falling unemployment have the Dutch population generally feeling less pessimistic about the future of the Netherlands. The majority of the population is still negative, however, according to a quarterly survey by social and cultural planning office SCP, ANP reports.
The future holds better education, more space for the individual and more customization when it comes to work and learning for the Netherlands, according to the social and cultural planning office SCP's expectation for the Netherlands in 2050. But with that bigger disparities between people who can and can not keep up with developments and a bigger economic divide, NU.nl reports.
The SCP published its report titled "Into the future" on Wednesday. It discusses the main issues the Netherlands will face between now and 2050.
Children of non-Western immigrants are performing better in school and more often make it through college or university. But this progress is not yet reflected in an improvement in their position on the labor market, according to a report social and cultural planning office SCP published on Thursday.
Non-Western minorities living in the Netherlands are losing faith in the country, according to a report published by social and cultural planning office SCP on Thursday. Since the start of this century they've become more negative about the social climate, feel less at home and feel more discriminated against, ANP reports.
Over the past 10 years the number of new fathers in the Netherlands who take paternity leave doubled. Despite this, it is still only 11 percent of new dads that take time off work to care for their kids, according to the Emancipation Monitor 2016 published by Statistics Netherlands and social and cultural planning office SCP on Tuesday, the Volkskrant reports.
According to the researchers, this increase in fathers taking paternity lave can be mostly attributed to the younger generation. Young mothers now less often work less after the birth of a child than before.
Last year more women occupied top positions in businesses in the Netherlands, though they are still a minority compared to the men. In 2015 a quarter of the top positions were filled by women, according to the Emancipation Monitor published by the social and cultural planning office SCP and Statistics Netherlands on Tuesday.
In the government and healthcare there are an equal number of men and women working in high management. But the number of women in high positions is low compared to the number of women working in those two sector.
The Dutch population is more positive about being part of the European Union, according to to the quarterly survey of the Social and Cultural Planning Office (SCP). In the second quarter of this year, 46 percent of Dutch thought EU membership is a good thing, compared to 39 percent in the first quarter
The number of people living in poverty in the Netherlands fell slightly since 2014, according to a report by the social and cultural planning office SCP. If the cabinet sticks to its promise to improve purchasing power next year, poverty will drop even further, according to the SCP
About 40 percent of Dutch workers sometimes work at home, according to a report by the Social and Cultural Planning Office. 20 percent work at home at least once a week, compared to 15 percent a decade ago
The refugee crisis is the number one concern for people in the Netherlands, according to the quarterly study by the Social and Cultural Planning Office. From end 2014, the Dutch found immigration and integration increasingly concerning. In October last year, asylum seekers and refugees shot up to the number one concern.
While men and women in the Netherlands have about the same amount of free time, women spend more of their free time in care related duties and struggle to relax, according to a new study by the Social and Cultural Planning Bureau and Atria.
The number of people stuck in long term poverty increased significantly as a result of the economic crisis. In 2013 a massive 1.25 million people lived in poverty. Almost half of them - 595 thousand people - lived below the poverty line for three or more years. That is almost 4 percent of the Dutch population, according to a report by the Social and Cultural Planning Bureau on long-term poverty in the Netherlands.
The willingness to take in at least some asylum seekers increased in most EU countries, including the Netherlands, since 2002, according to a study done by the Social and Cultural Planning Office among 15 countries.
Educated ethnic minorities have a better chance of finding a job in the Dutch job market than their peers with a lower education, but are still at a disadvantage against people with two Dutch parents.
Those who assist chronically ill friends and family members are more likely to take sick leave with their own employers, according to a new report issued by the Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCL). The study on the effect of giving informal care to the elderly and chronically ill found that 15 percent of people have a more negative view of their health after providing care, compared to eight percent of non-carers who had a similar outlook over the same period of time.
So-called flex workers operating under flexible working contracts are less satisfied with their jobs and lives than the people holding a permanent working contract, concludes the report of the Social and Cultural Planning Office (SCP). Flex workers are also less satisfied with the pay, training and career opportunities in the organization compared to the permanent staff.
According to figures from the Social Cultural Planning Office (SCP) more people now have more than one job than in 1986. More people also combine work with other tasks such as volunteer work or studying.
Dutch people exercise more often than they did a decade ago. Walking, running and fitness are especially becoming increasingly popular, according to research by the Social and Cultural Planning Office (SCP).
Youth's attitude towards gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people has become less dismissive in the recent years. Even though the negative conduct has decreased, there is still no complete acceptance of sexual minorities.
For the first time the Netherlands has more atheists than believers, according to a recent survey conducted by Ipsos. Slightly more than 25 percent of the people are atheists while 17 percent believes in the existence of God.
The PvdA wants a debate in the Second Chamber and a hearing of experts on the lack of gay emancipation among conservative believers in the Netherlands.
A study done by the Social and Cultural Planning Bureau (SCP) shows that one in six self employed people are living below the poverty line.
Moroccan and Turkish Dutch are less often marrying a partner from their country of origin. They mainly marry in their own circle, but not over the border. This is mainly caused by weaker family ties in their country of origin.
Dutch people believe that the Cabinet plans for free home care to family and friends puts increasing pressure on individuals who have to care for friends or family by themselves according to The Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP), the NRC writes.