Living conditions of 16 to 18 years old young people in Germany

By Nadja & Kathrin, Merian-Schule, Freiburg, GERMANY, 1998

The bigest part of young Germans in the age from 16 to 18 still goes to school
and lives at home. After secondary school and live at home most of the pupils decided to
go to the colleges,and if you are in college you must learn very hard, because its very
difficult.The main problem is to find a job after school, because the economic situation
is more difficult as it was years ago because so there are many young people at the
moment in Germany. Don't have a job and do nothing is for most of the youngsters very
boring and so they become criminal. On the other side some of them do for example a
social year to avoid hanging around.

After school youngsters have many spare time in which they do a lot of things
for example: go shopping, making sport, meet friends, have a date or they go work to get
money. At the weekend is partytime, if the weather is nice they make picnic, go swimming
and so on. If you are 16 are you able to go to discos in the evening and if you are
finally 18 you can make a driving license and can go to discos and pubs so long if you