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Collection Gazteak

Monographic sociological studies that try to provide in-depth analyses on a number of important issues in the lives of young people. They are based on qualitative and quantitative studies conducted either by the Basque Youth Observatory or by outsourced authors.


Title: 'The Emancipation of Basque Youths 2017' is available in Spanish (pdf, 2 Mb) (leiho berri batean irekitzen da) and Basque language (pdf, 2 Mb) (leiho berri batean irekitzen da) The Emancipation of Basque Youths 2017

Year of publication: 2019

Summary: The Basque Youth Observatory is publishing its latest research paper: “The Emancipation of Basque Youths 2017”. This paper is number 15 of the Gazteak collection that addresses the situation of Basque youths from various points of view.

This report is based on almost 2000 interviews with people aged 16 to 34 and addresses issues, such as the difficulties in achieving independence, preferences regarding ways to access housing, the reasons they prefer to rent or buy, the economic effort required to leave the family home, coexistence models, access to subsidised housing, etc.

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Title: 'Youth and Employment in the Basque Country 2017' is available in Spanish (pdf 1 Mb) (leiho berri batean irekitzen da)  and Basque language (pdf, 1 Mb) (leiho berri batean irekitzen da) Youth and Employment in the Basque Country 2017

Year of publication: 2019

Summary:This paper is the 14th report in the Gazteak collection, which analyses the situation of Basque youth and, as it says in the title, addresses employment issues, one of the Basque Government’s current priorities. The ‘Youth and Employment in the Basque Country 2017’ report is based on a household survey involving almost 2000 young people aged 16 to 34. The report studies the labour experience of young people, access to jobs, the type of employment regarding types of contract and working hours, the wages, the percentage of self-employment and salaried employment, the sector, public or private, and also the situation of the unemployed young people and the students and their labour expectations.

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Title: Euskadiko gazteak 2016-Juventud vasca 2016 (Basque Youth 2016) is available in Spanish (pdf, 3 Mb) and Basque language (pdf, 3 Mb)

Year of publication: 2018

Summary: This study, conducted every four years by the Basque Youth Observatory, is based on a house to house survey involving 1,500 young people aged 15 to 29 and reflects the opinions and attitudes of young people regarding a wide range of issues: family situation, education and occupation; assessment of their personal and social situation; political attitudes and participation; social values and attitudes; the Internet and social media; leisure, sport, culture and the Basque language; inequalities between men and women and health and sexuality.

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Title: 'Youth Emancipation 2015 in the Basque Country' is available in Spanish (pdf, 1 Mb) and Basque language (pdf, 1 Mb)

Year of publication: 2017

Summary: With the publication of "Youth Emancipation 2015 in the Basque Country”, the Basque Youth Observatory is examining the difficulties and the conditions under which young people become independent.

The study is based on the answers given by people aged 16 to 29 to a specific survey on this subject. The same questions have been put to the 30 to 34 age group to study how the residential situation of young people changes, or not, as they get older. Overall, almost 2000 young people residing in the Basque Country aged 16 to 34 participated voluntarily in the survey.

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TitleJuventud y empleo en Euskadi 2015 (Youth and Employment in the Basque Country 2015) (pdf, 2 Mb) available in Spanish

Year of publication: 2016

Summary: The Basque Youth Observatory presents its last report: "Youth and Employment in the Basque Country 2015". This report is based on a household survey during which 2,000 young people were interviewed. The survey studies the labour experience of young people, access to jobs, the type of employment regarding types of contract and working hours, the percentage of self-employment and salaried employment, the sector, public or private, and also the situation of the unemployed people and their expectations of finding jobs.

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Title: Crisis y emancipación juvenil en Europa. Un análisis desde los modelos de Estado de Bienestar (Crisis and youth independence in Europe. An analysis based on Welfare State models) (pdf, 2 Mb) available in Spanish 

Year of publication: 2015

Summary: With this new research paper, the Basque Youth Observatory intends to highlight the impact the crisis is having on youth independence throughout Europe and to study the connection between employment and housing policies and the residential independence of young people in various European countries.

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Title: Juventud vasca 2012 (Basque Youth 2012) available in Spanish

Year of publication: 2014

Summary: This study, conducted every four years by the Basque Youth Observatory, is based on a house to house survey involving 1,500 young people aged 15 to 29 and reflects the opinions and attitudes of young people regarding a wide range of issues: family, main job, education, knowledge and use of the Basque language, attitudes and political opinions, social participation, leisure and free time, religious beliefs, position regarding certain values, health and sex.

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Title: La desigualdad de género y el sexismo en las redes sociales (Gender inequality and sexism in social networks) available in Spanish

Year of publication: 2013

Summary: The Basque Youth Observatory is presenting its research titled, Gender inequality and sexism in social networks, a qualitative investigation on how teenagers use social networks in the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country.

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Title: Precariedad vital y juventud vasca. Condiciones sociales y estrategias biográficas para llevar una vida normal (Vital precariousness and Basque youths.  Social conditions and biographical strategies to lead a normal life) available in Spanish

Year of publication: 2012

Summary: Benjamín Tejerina, Beatriz Cavia, Elsa Santamaría and Diego Carbajo, authors of the research have pursued two objectives: first, to analyse the presence of precariousness as a daily occurrence in the fields of employment, family, social relationships and the socio-political participation of Basque youths, and, secondly, to show the different strategies used by young people to handle that precariousness.

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Title: 15-M Bilbao: Estudio de dinámicas sociales en torno a las movilizaciones del 15-M en Bilbao (15-M Bilbao: Study of Social Dynamics behind the 15-M Demonstrations in Bilbao)  available in Spanish

Year of publication: 2012

Summary: Its aim is to help understand the social dynamics behind this direct action, the profile of the people who take part, the motivation that leads them to do so and the organisational mechanisms on which this has been built.

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Title: Juventud vasca 2008 (Basque Youth 2008) available in Spanish

Year of publication: 2008

Summary: The report "Basque Youth 2008" describes the situation, attitudes and opinions of Basque youths in relation to different aspects of life: work; family; leisure; religion; sexuality; Basque language; how they see the situation and the political and social attitude of young people.  

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TitleEmancipación y precariedad en la juventud vasca: entre la anomia funcional y el cambio cultural available in Spanish

Year of publication: 2008

Summary: The objective of this research project was to obtain information on the emancipation process followed by young people in the Basque Country, combining quantitative and qualitative methodologies in an effort to understand the difficulties and obstacles they find and the strategies they use to overcome the said obstacles and become emancipated. 

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Title: Salud y juventud: Concepciones de salud de la juventud en Euskadi (Health and youth study: youth health conceptions in the basque country) available in Spanish

Year of publication: 2008 

Summary: The object of the report is to know how Basque youths see their relationship with health-related issues. The study is not intended to be an assessment or appraisal of the health of Basque youths, but a way of establishing how young people see their health and, based on that view, to learn the importance they give to consumption habits and health care issues. 

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NOTE: To process an order: Sociological studies. Avalaible in Basque and Spanish 

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