Eurofound: Social situation of young people in Europe

Figures show that unemployed young people are more likely than others to feel socially excluded

This policy brief highlights findings on a specific topic from Eurofound’s European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) that is of particular interest from a policy perspective. It brings results of the analysis of these data together with evidence from other Eurofound projects to formulate a number of policy pointers.

The focus of this policy brief is the quality of life of young people in Europe, focusing on dimensions such as living arrangements, social exclusion, relationships and sources of support, as well as participation in society and social/cultural activities.

According to the study, the number of young people, especially young men, living with their parents increased from 44% to 48% between 2007 and 2011. Figures also show that unemployed young people are more likely than others to feel socially excluded, to feel lonely, to face a lack of social support, and to have lower levels of mental well-‘being

Download here Eurofound's study.