Publications of the State Youth Council
The State Youth Council compiles reports on young people and their living conditions. This web page lists the reports and publications of the State Youth Council.
The Youth Barometer, published on an annual basis, measures the values and attitudes of Finns aged 15 to 29 years. The Youth Barometer covers issues that are topical for the young. Some of the questions are the same every year, which allows a long-term perspective on changes in the attitudes.
Studies of children’s and young people’s leisure activities
The studies of children´s and young people’s leisure activities study the free time of 7–29-year-olds, with a focus on media, leisure activities, sports and exercise. The studies continue the previous series of publications of Study of Young People’s Leisure Activities, first published in 2009. The name of the series was changed to Study of children and young people’s leisure activities in 2016 due to lowering of the age limit.
A close look at participation in hobby activities. A study of children´s and young people´s leisure activities in 2020.
Youth Living Conditions Yearbooks
Youth Living Conditions Yearbooks have been published by the Advisory Council for Youth Affairs together with the Finnish Youth Research Network and the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) since 2001. The yearbooks include a statistical section on the living conditions of young people and expert articles. They offer up-to-date information on how the young are doing for decision-makers, youth work professionals, parents and educators.
In connection with several elections the Advisory Council for Youth Affairs has published studies on, for example, the young people’s electoral choices and the most popular and hated parties. Election studies published since 1996 are listed on this web page.
The Advisory Council for Youth Affairs has published numerous studies concerning young people with various cooperation partners. Studies published since 1996 are listed on this web page.
Publications of the Child and Youth Policy Programme LANUKE
The Government approves the Child and Youth Policy Programme LANUKE every four years. As laid down in the Youth Act, it specifies the objectives for improving the growing and living conditions of the under 29-year-olds. The programme sets out both the national child and youth policy objectives and guidelines for regional and local programme work.
The Advisory Council for Youth Affairs evaluates the programme on an annual basis. Besides these evaluations other material has been produced: Nuorisotalkoot! (“Working together for the young!”) guide has been compiled to support decision-making by local governments while Sinulla on oikeus – vaadi sen toteuttamista! (“You have the right – claim it!”) tells the young directly about decisions which impact on them.