Most youngsters have a good or very good relationship with their parents
88% of secondary school youngsters aged 13-16 in Utrecht have a good or very good relationship with their parents. 80% of youngsters rate the communication with their parents with a score of eight out of ten or more. Youngsters with a Turkish or Moroccan background and vmbo pupils are more likely to do this. Youngsters with a Moroccan background are also more likely to report having a good or very good relationship with their parents. This is also the case for boys, youngsters living in a family with both parents and youngsters aged 13-14.
The majority of youngsters in Utrecht live with both parents
77% of Utrecht youngsters aged 13-16 live in a family with their own father and mother. Of the other youngsters, 10% live with their mother and 3% with their mother and partner. 8% alternate between their father and mother (co-parenting). Only a small percentage live with their father (1%) or father and partner (<1%).
Youngsters without a migration background are more likely to live in a co-parenting situation
Ten percent of Utrecht youngsters without a migration background live in a co-parenting situation. Among youngsters with a migration background, this is 4%. Vmbo pupils are more likely to live in a single-parent family than havo/vwo pupils.