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.


Youth Barometers

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.

Youth Barometer 2017: Young people have a positive attitude towards learning and education (press release)

Youth Barometer 2015 – On Everyday Life


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.


Studies of young people’s leisure activities

In 2009 the Advisory Council for Youth Affairs together with the Finnish Youth Research Network published the first study of young people’s leisure activities, including their hobbies and involvement in organisations. In future these studies will be conducted and published on a regular basis.

The studies on leisure activities are based on the studies on young people’s involvement in organisations published in 1998 and 2001. In the most recent study, however, the perspective is broader: besides organisational activity it takes a look at young people’s leisure activities in general.

The second study of young people’s leisure activities was published in 2013. The theme was sports and physical activity, and it was conducted in cooperation between the Advisory Council for Youth Affairs, Finnish Youth Research Network and National Sports Council.


Election studies

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.


Other studies

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.