Not quite half of Dutch women are economically independent

Fewer than half of Dutch women are economically independent, although there was a slight improvement last year, according to new figures from the national statistics office CBS.

Last year 48.5% of women aged 15 to 65 were considered to be independent financially, compared with 41.8% 10 years ago, the Financieele Dagblad said.

While women’s financial position has improved, the number of men who are economically independent has fallen from 71% to 67.1% over the past 10 years.

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