National Youth Survey to end in 2011

Date Published: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The National Youth Survey, which is currently being conducted, will end in January 2011. The Survey, entitled ‘Youth Dreams’, targets youth between the ages of 15 and 24 years old and will seek to address the gaps existing in the current Youth Policy.

The Survey is being conducted by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica, under an agreement between the Government of Jamaica and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The Survey will be conducted at the parish level and will seek to cover a wide cross-section of young people, as well as youth serving entities. Particular focus will be placed on ‘at risk’ youth, youth in special circumstances, for example, young people living in places of safety and marginalized youth, as well as youth with disabilities.

The current National Youth Policy focuses on the areas of: Employment and Entrepreneurship, Education and Training, Health, Participation and Empowerment, among others. This Survey will expand on those areas to include: Education, Belief and Value System, Economic Situation, Social/Family Life, Youth and Governance and Health and Wellness.