How does the Hague Measure Welfare and Disadvantage?

Author: Thomas Neville

The Hague remains one of the most socio-economically segregated cities in the Netherlands. In order to be able to identify the areas that require aid the most, the municipality of The Hague has adopted a system of scorekeeping which rates neighborhoods relative to one another: The so-called Achterstandsscores, or ‘Disadvantage Scores’ … (read more)

The Hagenees versus the Hagenaar: What does this Historical Division look like Nowadays?

Author: Student at LUC

Historically, a distinction was made between the affluent Hagenaar, living in the dunes, and the poor Hagenees, living on the peatland. Although it may come across as outdated, this dichotomy still seems alive today and demarcates the unemployed citizens of The Hague … (read more)

Who Are the Lonely People of The Hague?

Author: Ana Nico Clément

The Hague is one of the loneliest cities in the Netherlands. In fact, residents of the political capital have some of the highest rates of loneliness in the country – 9 percent more than the rest. Factors ranging from income, descent and age must all be considered to understand loneliness in The Hague … (read more

How has The Hague’s Implementation of the “Home Ban” aided Victims of IPV?

Author: Lindah Muturi

The Hague’s “House Ban” policy makes it possible for victims of IPV to ban their abusers from their home, so that they have the chance to leave. Although this does not solve the problem of IPV, it gives victims more agency … (read more)