Use this url to cite publication: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/145355
Publication type
type::text::periodical::journal::contribution to journal::journal article::research article
Type of publication (PDB)
Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science (S1)
Author(s)
Ivanova, Ilze
University of Latvia, Latvia
Trasberg, Karmen
University of Tartu
Vilniaus Gedimino technikos universitetas
Celiešienė, Eglė
Lietuvos demokratiškumo ugdymo kolegija
Title
Modelling of social policy and initiatives under COVID-19: rural NEET youth case study
Is part of
Social science. Basel: MDPI, 2021, vol. 10, iss. 10
Extent
Publisher
Basel: MDPI
Date Issued
2021
ISSN (of the container)
0134-5486
DOI
https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci10100393
WOS
WOS:000716310700001
Other Identifier(s)
VDU02-000068415
Abstract
NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) youth rates in Europe are generally higher in rural regions than in urban areas and the share in rural regions is constantly increasing. During the COVID-19 pandemic, young people became even more vulnerable as they experienced social exclusion and mental health problems. The objective of this paper is to analyse NEET youthrelated statistics in Europe and distinguish positive initiatives for young people in rural areas of the Baltic countries to encourage positive emotions and willingness to learn. Statistical analysis and case study methods were employed. Data on youth unemployment, NEET youth by age and gender, and poverty and social exclusion of young people, is analysed. Social policy initiatives in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, mainly from rural municipalities, are presented and discussed. This research determines the key issues related to NEET youth and proposes initiatives to overcome existing problems among young people. Such social initiatives aim to promote positive social emotions of youth, promote their inclusion in society, and foster regional sustainability.
Bibliographic Details
55
Coverage Spatial
CH
Language
Anglų / English (en)