Original title: Rapportage Jeugd 1997.
At the request of the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, the Netherlands Institute for Social Research/SCP reports periodically on different groups in Dutch society, such as the elderly, the disabled and the young. Reports are also published regularly on ethnic minorities and women. This is the second Report on the Young. Unlike its predecessor from 1994, which gave a general portrayal of young people on the basis of a number of indicators, this study focuses on one specific group, namely young people with problems. The following topics are discussed:
· problems of young people in the family/education/the labour market
· problem behaviour by young people (internalised and externalised)
· the help available from youth welfare services
· curative and preventive youth policy.