Increase in Households with Self-Employed Individuals and Minors in the Netherlands

Recent data published by the Social Insurance Bank (Sociale Verzekeringsbank) indicates a notable rise in the number of households in the Netherlands where at least one individual is self-employed, and at least one child under the age of 18 resides. The figures, finalized for the years 2019 to 2021, provide insights into the diversity of family structures in the country.

Key Findings:

  1. The overall number of households with at least one self-employed individual and one minor child experienced a significant increase between 2019 and 2021.
  2. The data distinguishes between couples and single-parent households, offering a detailed view of the diversity within these groups.
  3. Finalized figures provide a reliable overview of the dynamics within these households during the specified period.

These statistics, compiled on behalf of the Social Insurance Bank, offer valuable insights for policymakers and researchers involved in social welfare and family policies in the Netherlands. The growth in households with self-employed individuals and minor children emphasizes the need for targeted support measures to ensure the resilience of these families.