THE YES! RESEARCH
Dutch society is undergoing far-reaching changes, and that applies to young people too. Increasing secularisation, growing ethnic diversity, the rise of online media, globalisation and individualism mean that young people are growing up in different circumstances than their parents. How do these social processes affect the way the lives of these young people progress? The subject is being researched by Utrecht University with other European research institutes in the Youth in Europe Study (YES!).
YES! is a major sociological research project looking at young people in the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The YES! research project is asking more than 20,000 young people about the following aspects:
- religion and identity
- norms and values
- prosocial attitudes
- criminal activities
- social contacts
- online and other networks
- school careers
- transition to the labour market
By interviewing young people over a longer period of time, we can chart and describe how their lives are progressing, and give an explanation for this.