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Facts and figures on youth and children in the EU

Apr 16, 2015 | News

(16 April 2015) – The new publication, “Being young in Europe today”, provides an overview of the wealth of information related to children (those aged 0- 14) and young people (15-29) that is available on Eurostat’s website.

How many children live in the European Union? And how has their share in the population evolved and is expected to change in the future? Are the youngest children in your country cared for more often by their parents, relatives, a child-minder or through a day-care centre? How do young people make the switch from school to work? How are they affected by information and communication technologies in their everyday lives? Answers to these questions and many more can be found in the publication “Being young in Europe today”.

The document is divided into seven chapters covering demography, family and society, health, education, access to and participation in the labour market, living conditions and the digital world.

This publication is released together with an interactive infographic on young Europeans. This playful tool can be accessed on the Eurostat website.

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