Tables and Graphs

1. One Step Forward, Two Steps Backwards? Youth Are Facing an Uncertain Future

2. Empowering Youth to Succeed: A Call for Action

3. Youth and Public Institutions: Stronger Together

Figure 3.1. In 18 OECD countries, youth expressed less political efficacy than older people didFigure 3.2. In more than half OECD countries, youth trust government less than before the 2007-2008 financial crisis (relative to the total population)Figure 3.3. Youth trust the judicial system more than the total population in 21 OECD countries, but their trust (relative to the total population) has decreased in 29 OECD countries since 2007Figure 3.4. Where national youth strategies are based on principles of good governance, political apathy among young people tends to be lowerFigure 3.5. Youth organisations expect non-institutionalised channels to become more importantFigure 3.6 Young people tend to vote less than their older peers do Figure 3.7. In 9 out of 19 available OECD countries, youth go to the polls less than in 2002 (relative to the total population)Figure 3.8. Challenges and priorities to encourage youth’s participation in elections do not matchFigure 3.9. Public administrations are still not inclusive enough when it comes to young peopleFigure 3.10. Youth representation gaps in parliaments in OECD countries remain wideFigure 3.11. Youth are under-represented in national cabinetsFigure 3.12. Youth’s barriers to candidacy to political office are often underestimatedFigure 3.13. Minimum age to run as a member of parliamentFigure 3.14. Where there are younger MPs, youth tends to express less political apathyFigure 3.15. A participatory policy cycle can sustain youth’s satisfaction with governmentFigure 3.16. Ministries of youth are modernising their communication practicesFigure 3.17. Youth’s engagement in the policy cycle of OECD entities in charge of youth affairs remains limitedFigure 3.18. Governments and youth identify similar priorities on youth’s participation in the policy cycle but to different extentsFigure 3.19. Practical guidance to promote youth participation in the policy cycle remains scarce among OECD countriesFigure 3.20. Governments and youth organisations highlight different obstacles to effective co-ordinationFigure 3.21. Financial support and integrated strategies are needed for a thriving youth work sectorFigure 3.22. Dedicated strategies for the youth work sector remain uncommonFigure 3.23. In 13 of 24 available OECD countries, young people volunteer more than the total populationFigure 3.24. Youth organisations are more concerned than governments about the barriers to youth volunteeringFigure 3.25. National programmes and strategies can be effective in promoting youth volunteering

Annex B. Assessing the quality of national youth strategies

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