YAC Young people and Covid-19

Preliminary results of a representative survey of adolescents and young adults in Luxembourg

Caroline Residori, Lea Schomaker, Maria Eugenia Sozio, Robin Samuel

Overall, the preliminary results of the representative survey of adolescents and young adults in Luxembourg paint a complex picture. In general, young people seem to be aware of their responsibility to contain the coronavirus. The majority have the necessary information and opportunities to act in a way that reflects this responsibility. There are suggestions of negative impacts stemming from COVID-19 and measures to combat COVID-19, but these do not appear to be the prevailing dynamic at the time of completing the survey.
However, it is likely that negative effects will increase the longer the COVID-19 pandemic lasts and the more individual and social resources are depleted. There are already detectable beginnings of sociodemographic and socioeconomic differences in how people are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. It is therefore important to continue to provide young people with support for mastering the transition between childhood and adulthood despite COVID-19 and to responsibly provide them with the opportunities and spaces this requires. This process must pay particular attention to inequalities that are developing and being reinforced.

Zitiervorschlag

Residori, C., Sozio, M. E., Schomaker, L. & Samuel, R. (2020). YAC Young people and Covid-19: Preliminary results of a representative survey of adolescents and young adults in Luxembourg. Esch-sur-Alzette. University of Luxembourg (UL); Ministère de l’Éducation nationale, de l’Enfance et de la Jeunesse (MENJE).

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