What is The Global Youth Wellbeing Index?
The Global Youth Wellbeing Index is a research about wellbeing (the state of being happy, healthy and prosperous) world’s youth conducted by International Youth Foundation (IYF) and Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). The Global Youth Wellbeing Index for the first time offers a framework to help understand and compare some indicators of wellbeing youth from 30 countries all over the world. Researchers by looking at a wide range of inter-connected issues wanted to understand how young people think, what barriers they face and what opportunities they need to handle living in their communities and nations.
What countries are included in the research?
The Index ranks 30 high- to low-income countries in five regions that represent nearly 70 percent of the world’s youth, who were selected for inclusion in this Index to ensure regional and income diversity. In the research participated young people from Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Egypt, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam.
What does The Global Youth Wellbeing Index measure?
The research includes six domains of youths' lives: citizen participation, economic opportunity, education, health, information and communication technology, and safety and security.
All these domains have the rankings that are scored between 0 and 1, with 1 being the highest. The results are broken into four performance based tiers- high, upper-middle, lower-middle, and low.
What are the results of The Global Youth Wellbeing Index?
All 30 countries were compared with overall wellbeing. There are the results:
Interesting fact is that all European participants (Sweden, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain) in that research placed in first 10.
EVS volunteers Aleksandra Kempinska & Izabela Lozicka, Youth association Alfa Albona