Report

Analysis of social needs of youth

Social Inclusion
Luis Ayala, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos & EQUALITAS;Olga Cantó Sánchez, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos & EQUALITAS;Carolina Navarro Ruiz, UNED & EQUALITAS;Marina Romaguera de la Cruz, Universidad de Alcalá & EQUALITAS

A lack of professional opportunities and labour precarity mean that young people are very vulnerable to economic crises. What were the circumstances of this group prior to covid-19?

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Executive summary

Social Inclusion

Historically, it has been difficult for young people in Spain to leave home due to the combination of high house purchase or rental prices and low salaries.

Executive summary

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The situation in Spain

Social Inclusion

In 2018, some 54.8% of employees aged between 20 and 29 years had a temporary employment contract, versus 26.8% of the total population.

The situation in Spain

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The situation in Europe

Social Inclusion

In Spain, the percentage of individuals aged between 18 and 29 years who have difficulties covering their basic needs is higher than the average in the European context.

The situation in Europe

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Public policies

Social Inclusion

Spain is positioned above the European average in terms of the percentage of young people that neither study nor work, while employment policies for young people are insufficient for favouring access to employment for this group.

Public policies