Minority girls most likely to be jobless

Girls from an ethnic minority background are more likely to be unemployed than their male peers, despite their better performance at school, Trouw reports on Monday, quoting research by the E-Quality institute.

The jobless rate for girls from a minority background is five percentage points higher than boys and nine percentage points above native Dutch girls.
The institute said early pregnancies, household duties and psychiatric problems are largely to blame.

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