Analysis of social needs of youth
A lack of professional opportunities and labour precarity mean that young people are very vulnerable to economic crises. What were the circumstances of this group prior to covid-19?
Historically, it has been difficult for young people in Spain to leave home due to the combination of high house purchase or rental prices and low salaries.
The situation in Spain
In 2018, some 54.8% of employees aged between 20 and 29 years had a temporary employment contract, versus 26.8% of the total population.
The situation in Europe
In Spain, the percentage of individuals aged between 18 and 29 years who have difficulties covering their basic needs is higher than the average in the European context.
Spain is positioned above the European average in terms of the percentage of young people that neither study nor work, while employment policies for young people are insufficient for favouring access to employment for this group.