Table 2

Parents’ characteristics (n=42 parent couples, a total of 64 parents were interviewed)

Interviewed parent (n=42)
 Both parents (interviewed together)22 (52.4%)
 Mother alone20 (47.6%)
 Father alone0 (0.0%)
Relationship status (n=42)
 Married/together34 (81.0%)
Level of education, mothers (n=42)
 Low educational level1 (2.4%)
 Middle educational level15 (35.7%)
 Higher educational level14 (33.3%)
 University education12 (28.6%)
Level of education, fathers (n=42)
 Lower educational level4 (9.5%)
 Middle educational level15 (35.7%)
 Higher educational level14 (33.3%)
 University education9 (21.4%)
Ethnicity of parents, according to participant (n=42)
 Dutch36 (85.7%)
 Mixed6 (14.3%)
Religious/spiritual beliefs (n=64)
 None39 (60.9%)
 Christian19 (29.7%)
 Other6 (9.4%)
Family composition (n=42)
 1 child8 (19.0%)
 2 children22 (52.4%)
 3 children10 (23.8%)
 4 or more children2 (4.8%)