The transition from youth into adulthood

Summary of the national report on the situation of young people in Luxembourg 2015

Ministère de l'Éducation nationale de l'Enfance et de la Jeunesse (MENJE), University of Luxembourg (UL)

The present short version summarises the key fi ndings of the “National report on the situation of young people in Luxembourg”.
The legal basis of the report is the article 15 (1) of the Youth Act of 4 July 2008 which stipulates that the minister responsible for youth policy presents a report to the Chamber of Deputies every fi ve years. Unlike the fi rst Youth Report of 2010 which covered a broad scope of youth related topics, the present report focuses on a specifi c topic, namely the transition from youth into adulthood. The report consists of two parts: a scientifi c description and analysis of the situation of young people living in Luxembourg realized by the “youth research group” of the Integrative Research Unit on Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) at the University of Luxembourg, and a government declaration outlining the future priorities of youth policy in Luxembourg. This report therefore constitutes a scientifi c basis for the development of the Luxembourg government’s youth policy, which is summarised and implemented by the national Youth Pact.
The present version gives an overview of the key fi ndings concerning (1) the transitions into the world of work, (2) the private transitions (forming partnerships, living independently, and starting a family) and (3) the development of civic engagement during the period of transition. It is aimed at all readers interested in a concise overview of the current situation of young people in Luxembourg and their transitions from youth into adulthood.

Suggested Citation

Ministère de l’Éducation nationale, de l’Enfance et de la Jeunesse & University of Luxembourg. (2015). The transition from youth into adulthood: Summary of the national report on the situation of young people in Luxembourg 2015. Luxembourg.

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