Migrant youngsters in Amsterdam tend to feel more socially isolated and less connected to their neighbourhoods than their parents, according to research by the city’s statistics office O&S.
Some 25% of youths with a Turkish or Moroccan background said they had few people in their neighbourhood to talk to, compared with 10% of the native Dutch.
The survey also showed that city youngsters rarely mix outside their own ethnic group. ‘This starts with segregation at a primary and secondary school level,’ the researchers said. Only in the higher education sector could there be said to be a good ethnic mix.
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