The Dutch children are known for their happiness. The children’s happiness index is among the best in the competitions. However, more and more children are growing up relying on government relief. The family (bijstand) has drawn the attention of all parties.
The Central Bureau of Statistics statistics, there were 226,000 such children in the Netherlands last year, an increase of 1.3% over 2014, accounting for 6.7 of the total number of children in the Netherlands %. The Bureau of Statistics said that the increase in Syrian children is the main cause of this phenomenon.
Although the number of children living in relief families has increased, the total number of families receiving relief has remained largely unchanged, that is, the average number of children in each family receiving relief has increased. The Bureau of Statistics said that non-Western immigrant families, especially the Moroccan family, are particularly dependent on government aid.
These children live mainly in big cities: 18% in Rotterdam; in Heerlen, Amsterdam, Groningen and The Hague, many children are receiving relief Growing up in the family.
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