2 December 2020

Як живе молодь України у час COVID-19?

The pandemic changed everyone’s life, but whether young people – a vulnerable social cohort to the conditions caused by COVID-19, LVIV.COMAND – Institute of the City, MoloDvizh Center.Lviv and Socioinform – was investigated this year with the support of UNDP and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs within the framework of the project “Civil Society for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights in Ukraine”.

Comprehensive sociological research was conducted in 3 stages:

  • Qualitative research: 10 focus group discussions were conducted
  • Quantitative research: 1,200 people, aged 14-35, were interviewed in all regions of Ukraine under the control of the Ukrainian authorities. The questionnaire was conducted using the CAPI method
  • In-depth interviews with experts in the field of youth policy in Ukraine

Research focus: 9 spheres of youth life – education, financial status and employment, business, participation, health care, environmental protection, security, as well as communication with social institutions and assessment of the general situation in the country.

The main results of the study:

  • 35.3% of young people believe that a pandemic is artificially created against 34.3% of those who believe that a pandemic is a real threat;
  • 56.9% of young people believe that the organization of the educational process during the pandemic has deteriorated;
  • 72.4% of parents said that they started spending more time on their children’s education, and 58.6% said that it was difficult;
  • 20.8% of working youth said that their salaries were reduced during quarantine, in particular, young people from regional centers were more likely to face this (25%, compared to 18-19% in other settlements);
  • 70% of young people said that during quarantine they were worried about financial difficulties in their families;
  • 45.9% of respondents during quarantine had constant stress and anxiety due to uncertainty, and another 30.5% were depressed (especially in the first months of quarantine).

The first study in Ukraine, which has 13 ambassadors, including such as Oleksandr Yarema, Yana Panfilova, Volodymyr Stanchyshyn, Taras Topolya, Yevhen Klopotenko, HAS, Tsvitanna Yakimechko, Lilia Shkyra, Yevhen Bondarenko, Vladyslav Melnychuk, Anna Bondarenko Anastasia Bakulin, who shared their thoughts during the coronavirus pandemic!

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