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One in five children takes no holiday or has access to holiday home

Thursday, 09 June 2011
More than six out of ten children took a holiday trip last year. Many children also had access to a holiday home. However, one in five, or about 400 000 children, live with a family that neither took a holiday trip nor had access to a holiday home.

According to Statistic Sweden, more than six out of ten children live with a family that took a holiday trip of at least one week either in Sweden or abroad. Among children of single parents, half of them took a trip, compared to nearly two out of three children with cohabiting parents. There is no difference between children with Swedish and foreign backgrounds.

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Roughly six out of ten children live with a family that has access to a holiday home. The percentage is lower among children with single parents compared to children with cohabiting parents. Every fourth child with foreign background lives with a family with access to a holiday home, compared to two out of three children with Swedish backgrounds.
Children who have not taken a holiday trip

19 percent, or about 400 000 children, live in a household that has not taken a holiday trip of at least one week or has had access to a holiday home. This is more common among children with single parents compared to those with cohabiting parents. This is also more common among children with foreign backgrounds compared to children with Swedish backgrounds.
It is more common that children living in the metropolitan areas of Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malm� have taken a holiday trip or had access to a holiday home. It is also more common that children with parents who have post-secondary education have taken a holiday trip or have had access to a holiday home.

Over half of all upper secondary pupils have summer jobs
Not all children and young people are free during the summer holidays. Older children often work during part of the summer. About one in five pupils in years 7-9 and nearly six of ten upper secondary pupils had a summer job last summer. There are no differences between girls and boys concerning how many of them have summer jobs.

New statistics on children
All information from the Living Conditions Survey of Children 2009/10 is now available on the website for this survey. Information concerns among other things children's health, situation in school, leisure time, media habits and how children help at home.
News source Statistic Sweden




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