Relationship between young people and welfare services
Public health, Welfare policy
18 Jun 2016
This report is the result of a collaboration between the Finnish Youth Research Society (FYRS) and the Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues project Young People in the Nordic Region – Mental Health, Work, Education.
We know that the group of young people known as NEETS (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) is extremely heterogeneous, and that they need different types of support. What is unique about this report is that the authors have identified three major categories within the NEETS group, and linked these categories to the welfare sector.
The report also discusses how the services can beadapted and better organised to meet the different life situations and needs in the group.
The study is based on a total of 29 interviews, 19 with young adults aged 18-29 and ten with different professionals working in the welfare sector in two towns in Finland. We who are adults today do not know what it is like to be young today, so it is important to raise the perspective of young peoplein everything we write and do. We must ask young people for their views, and this is the common thread running through the report.
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