Growing up in Germany

The Datenreport 2018 paints a detailed picture of what life is like for the next generation growing up in Germany today. It presents the latest data on how children’s lives and perspectives are affected by economic, domestic, and educational factors.

What is family life like for children growing up in Germany? How is their health affected by their parents’ socioeconomic situation?  How do parents’ educational experiences influence their children’s? Do children attending different types of school spend their free time in different ways? What factors put children at particular risk of poverty? What trends can be detected in terms of their commitment to school and community? And what do children and young people in Germany do to kick off steam?

The Datenreport 2018, Germany’s social report, delivers answers to these questions and many more. It combines official statistics with empirical findings from social research into the attitudes and expectations of people in Germany in general, also offering an in-depth breakdown of the lives of children and young people.

Datenreport 2018 (in German)


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The Datenreport is published by the German Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb), the WZB, and the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).