Living conditions of
At the age of sixteen, German students have to decide if they want to get
their Abitur (German school-leaving examination and university entrance
qualification) or if they go to work.
After you have manage to pass the Abitur you must decide wheter to go to
university or to work.
Most of German teenagers between 15 and 18 years still go to school.
Those, who have already started a training, are often independent from their
parents and they are able to earn their own money.
Earning money is very important for young people. They spend their money
on luxuries. However, these luxuries are for the most young people
necessities. Some of them even decide to leave school in order to save their
earned money for their driving licence which is quite expensive in Germany
(over 1000 €). Having a car is very necessary to some German teenager.
Today it seems like our generation has less hope for a successful future.
So they try to have a nice spare time. At least that's their imagination of
They want to enjoy their way of lives, so they give their best to make this
A lot of money is needed for their free time , for example: sports, disco,
cinema, clothes, parties, food... .
On the other hand it's a big problem to
find a job after school , because the
economic situation is particularly more difficult as it was ten years ago.
That's one reason why many teenagers continue their education until they
will get the Abitur.