A study on the condition of young Italian NEETs and their trust in the future

Sara Alfieri, Università Cattolica, Milan
Emiliano Sironi, Università Cattolica, Milan
Elena Marta, Università Cattolica, Milan
Alessandro Rosina, Università Cattolica, Milan
Daniela Marzana, Università Cattolica, Milan

Italy has one of the highest levels of NEETs in Europe (young adults Not in Education, Employment or Training). The impact of THE Global Crisis has worsened the employment opportunities of young generations, with the effect of decreasing wellbeing and self-confidence. Using data from the “Youth Project”, carried out by the Toniolo Institute for Advanced Studies (Catholic University), we investigated whether the NEETs experience a decline in the social relationships and a fall in their trust in the future in comparison to students and employed people of the same age. Provisional results show that NEETs are less confident and more likely to believe that most people do not care about what happens to the others.

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Presented in Poster Session 3