May 1 '18 11:20

The percentage of Dutch 15 year olds not living with both their parents increased from 20 percent to 30 percent between 1997 and 2017. Children of unmarried parents are more likely to see their parents separate than kids of married parents, Statistics Netherlands said in its report New Families, released on Monday.

The reason for the vast majority of 15 year olds not living with both parents, is divorce or separation. Less than 5 percent of these teenagers don't live with both parents due to the death of one or both parents. 

Jun 17 '16 10:20

An increasing number of kids in the Netherlands do not live with their father. Last year 549 thousand children under the age of 16 did not live with their father. That is 18 percent of all kids in the Netherlands, a 5 percent increase compared to 1995, Statistics Netherlands announced on Friday.

Oct 19 '15 10:13

The number of two-parent households in the Netherlands is on the decline in all ethnic groups except for Surinamese families. In the period between 1996 and 2015, the proportion of 15-year-olds living with both parents dropped from 80 percent to 71 percent. Only the proportion of 15-year-olds of Surinamese origin increased from 35 percent to 44 percent.

Mar 31 '14 09:05

The cabinet is taking measures to decrease the number of divorces resulting in courtroom battles . In these cases, children are often not the number one priority, and end up victims, the AD reports.

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