ERIC Number: ED450298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Young People in Changing Societies. Regional Monitoring Report, No. 7. The MONEE Project, CEE/CIS/Baltics.
Cantwell, Migel; Fajth, Gaspar; Gantcheva, Roumiana; Kolev, Alexandre; Micklewright, John; Marnie, Sheila; Motivans, Albert
This report covers countries in transition--the 27 nations of Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States--that embarked on market and democratic reforms after the collapse of the Iron Curtain. The theme is a generation in transition--65 million young people aged 15-24. Are these youths better off? Are they healthier or safer? More or less educated? How do they participate in the economic, social, and political life of their countries? What about family life? What do they think and how do they feel about their changing societies? This report addresses the answers to these questions. It identifies a number of significant gaps between the views and capacities of youth in the region on the one hand and their realities and achievements on the other. The analysis also finds growing similarities between youth in transition and those in other industrialized countries, especially those in Western Europe. It also discusses how youth can be empowered to seize new opportunities while avoiding greater hazards. Issues that should be considered when developing youth-friendly policies are suggested as well as ways to help these policies be more effective. (Contains a statistical annex, glossary, bibliographic notes, and an extensive bibliography.) (MKA)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Children's Fund, Florence (Italy). Innocenti Research Centre.
Identifiers - Location: Europe