February 19, 2007 1:38:21 PM CET
autochtone kid (seems very unhappy) - doesnt like gays, or allochtonen, thinks women belong in the kitchen, thinks he speaks 'dutch' but they had to subtitle him, thinks one allochtone in the village (chinese) is 'enough', didnt know how to use dutch public transport, is only interested in beer, and thought asielzoekers just come here for free handouts. Swapped his life with allochtone kid, afkomst Iraq, (happy kid), goes to school to train for the horeca industry, speaks dutch (unsubtitles on the show) is able to use dutch public transport, and is generally sociable and outgoing.
The result of this 'swap' is interesting to watch - one kid fits into the change pretty well, despite the 'mother' thinking he looked quite 'eng' because he was 'donker'... and the other kid spends the whole time looking and feeling uncomfortable and hoping he gets to drink beer.
I dont think either of these kids are representative of who is 'happy' or not, but these are the kinds of nuances you dont get in quantified research results. Its not like they go and ask kids if they are happy or not,, they ask questions that have answers they can count.
an example of the 'measures' used in this survey includes things like: "lives in a house that has more than 10 books"