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Turkish and Moroccan children often live in deprived neighbourhoods throughout their youth
The neighbourhood in which children grow up significantly impacts their development opportunities. Particularly Turkish and Moroccan children see little improvement in their neighbourhood status during their youth: nearly half of these groups live in a deprived neighbourhood throughout their childhood, and can suffer negative consequences as a result.
Problematic behaviour amongst youths when moving to more affluent neighbourhood
Problems in deprived neighbourhoods are often tackled through socio-economic integration. The thought behind this approach is that residents with lower incomes and educational levels are motivated to improve their position through their proximity to neighbours with a better socio-economic standing. However, young people who move to more affluent areas actually exhibit more problem behaviour, says Jaap Nieuwenhuis.