Moroccans are mostly known for their generosity.
Rabat – A new study by the Netherlands’ Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (CBS) shows that Dutch people of Moroccan background are among the Dutch demographic groups with a high percentage of weekly contact with their family members.
“The study shows that, within the four large non-western groups, around 85 percent of people with a Surinamese, Moroccan, Turkish or Antillean background have weekly contact with family members and around 80 percent have weekly contact with friends.” CBS wrote.
More than 84 percent of Dutch people of Moroccan background maintain weekly contacts with relatives and friends.
The study added that people of Moroccan background offer more “informal help” than other people of foreign background.
According to statistics from 2012-2017, 31.9 percent of Moroccan-Dutch people provide informal help at least once every four weeks.
“People with Turkish, Antillean or other non-western backgrounds offer informal help less often than people with Moroccan and Surinamese backgrounds,” the study said.
Moroccans are also more active in volunteering than people of Turkish or Surinamese background. According to the 2012-2017 statistics, 41.2 percent of people with Moroccan background volunteer.
Another study issued recently by CBS said that the employment rate is high among Moroccan-Dutch citizens in the Netherlands.
According to the study, 153,000 Moroccan-Dutch people had paid work in 2018. Of nationals with Turkish migration background, according to the survey, 187,000 people had jobs in 2018.
SpringerLink noted that in January 2005, 314,699 people of whom “at least one parent was born in Morocco were living in the Netherlands.”