Evidence-based Policy Making for Youth Well-being
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Evidence-based Policy Making for Youth Well-being

A Toolkit

With 1.2 billion people, today’s youth population aged 15-24 represents the largest cohort ever to enter the transition to adulthood. Close to 90% of these young people live in developing countries, and the numbers will practically double in the least developed countries. These young people are the world’s next generation and a unique asset. If properly nurtured, they can act as engines for economic and social progress. Hence, the political will has grown among many national governments to develop comprehensive policy frameworks that better respond to young peoples’ needs and aspirations through national youth policies.
 
This toolkit provides analytical tools and policy guidance, based on rigorous empirical evidence and international good practices, to countries that are developing, implementing or updating their youth policies. The toolkit includes step-by-step modules to carry out a youth well-being diagnosis and includes practical examples of common youth policies and programmes in the areas of employment, education and skills, health and civic participation.
 

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Measuring the costs of well-being deprivation (Module 5) You or your institution have access to this content

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The OECD well-being approach emphasises the relational aspects of well-being and development, recognising that development is not just about living better but about living together in a better way. In this respect, experiencing deprivation in one or more well-being dimensions comes with costs to the individual, society and the economy as a whole. This module presents a framework to estimate society and individual opportunity costs due to youth deprivations in well-being.

 
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