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CBS: Broad well-being lags behind for younger adults

Much less glad

‘They’re lagging behind in indicators of satisfaction specifically. Low-educated individuals and individuals who weren’t born within the Netherlands, or of whom at the very least one mum or dad was not born within the Netherlands, even have a decrease total welfare,’ in line with Statistics Netherlands on the premise of the Huge Welfare Monitor and the Sustainable Growth Objectives 2023.

Along with earnings, well being and well-being are additionally vital

Prosperity is about greater than earnings and wealth. For instance, well being, well-being, the labor market state of affairs, belief and the standard of the residing surroundings additionally play a job. Identical to earnings and wealth, whole broad prosperity isn’t evenly distributed throughout inhabitants teams.

13 indicators

The distribution of the broad wealth is mapped out on the premise of 13 indicators for the themes of well-being, materials wealth, well being, work and leisure time, housing, society, security and the surroundings. A sure inhabitants group can rating roughly than common for every indicator, or common. A deviation from the imply is favorable or unfavourable, relying on whether or not it will increase or decreases the broad welfare, respectively. So far as potential, figures for 2022 have been used for the indications.

Younger adults much less glad

Eight of the 13 indicators have an unfavorable consequence for 25 to 35-year-olds. They’re lower than common glad with their work, the quantity of free time, their house and life usually. Additionally they do comparatively little voluntary work, have little or no wealth, are comparatively usually victims of crime and are extra usually than common bothered by air pollution, equivalent to odors, of their residing surroundings. Favorable outcomes will be seen for this age group when it comes to well being, labor participation and belief in different individuals. Opposite to younger adults, the favorable outcomes clearly predominate amongst 45 to 55-year-olds and 55 to 65-year-olds.


In comparison with 2019, the broad welfare state of affairs of the youthful age teams as much as the age of 45 has deteriorated barely. For them, the event in comparison with that yr was much less favorable than common for quite a few indicators and extra favorable for just a few indicators. For instance, the proportion of individuals aged 18 to 25 and 25 to 35 who’re glad with their lives fell greater than common, and amongst 35 to 45 yr olds the share that did voluntary work fell above common. Amongst 65 to 75-year-olds, the favorable developments prevailed, for instance within the indicator on satisfaction with life.

Vital variations by degree of training and origin

There will not be solely variations in broad prosperity by age. There are additionally giant variations within the variety of favorable and unfavorable outcomes between individuals of various academic ranges and from totally different nations of origin/start. Favorable outcomes clearly predominate among the many extremely educated and amongst individuals born within the Netherlands with mother and father who have been additionally born there.

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