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

By Stefanie & Silke, Merian-Schule, Freiburg, GERMANY, 1998

Most of German teenagers between 16 and 18 years still go to school or have vocational education.After the elementary school we choose between „Hauptschule",junior high school and secondary school.

If you decide to engane in vocational education, you are faster independent from your parents and you earn your own money.

Most of teenagers decided to go to schools,to pass the German school-leaving exam and certificate giving access to university. But there are also many youngsters who are unemployed,because there are too many who want a job and too few working places.

In sparetime the teenagers make sports for example basketball,volleyball,dancing or they go working after school to pay the expensive amusement like Disco,cinema,go shopping or take a trip with friends on holiday.

The most teenagers in Germany belong to the mittle-class and live in pleasant living conditions.