Half of the Dutch population is struggling with financial difficulties. Only about a quarter of Dutch households have a stable financial situation, according to a study conducted by the consulting company Deloitte in cooperation with the bank ING and Leiden University.
The authors of the study looked at the financial health of 5,000 Dutch households. Their findings show that one of the richest nations in the world is not in such a good financial situation as it previously seemed.
A survey conducted in November 2021 assessed Dutch incomes, household debts and incomes, as well as behavior in relation to spending and loan planning.
As established, only 27 percent. Dutch households have a “healthy financial situation”, that is, one that allows them to meet their current obligations and “pursue life goals feeling financially secure”.
50 percent can not say the same. respondents. Research shows that they struggle with financial problems.
The Deloitte study report also shows that women perform worse than men in four out of five surveyed domains. For example, men have higher incomes and savings. At the same time, women have less knowledge and insight into financial matters. However, ladies tend to be more prudent when it comes to loans and are less likely to get into debt.
Andrzej Pawluszek from Amsterdam