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Research project

Ethnic disadvantage and adolescents’ emotional- and behavioural problems


Leiden University Leiden University


The aim of this research is to gain insight in the development of emotional and behavioural problems and personality characteristics of adolescents as a consequence of an ethnic disadvantaged position in Dutch society.

The relationship between a long-term exposure to ethnic disadvantage (i.e., low socio-economic status, less opportunity on the labour market, and perceived discrimination) and emotional- and behavioral problems is investigated. This is studied by comparing adolescents with Moroccan, Antillean and Dutch backgrounds in youth care and in the general population.

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