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giving youth a voice bangladesh youth survey bys 2011 brac global learning meeting 2012
„Giving Youth A Voice“Bangladesh Youth Survey (BYS) 2011BRAC Global Learning Meeting 2012
giving youth a voice bangladesh youth survey 2011 cont
Giving Youth A VoiceBangladesh Youth Survey 2011 (cont.)
  • aims & objectives
  • gaining an in depth understanding of youth and their demands, for policymakers & development partners
  • tap into youths’ aspirations and expectations from the state
  • their assessment of current policies (education and vocational training, labor market)
  • their relation to two most important Institutions (family & community)
  • establish a National & Regional Network (policy makers, development partners, NGOs)
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Giving Youth A VoiceBangladesh Youth Survey 2011 (cont.)
  • Methodology
  • Public Perception Survey by Nielsen Bangladesh Limited
  • Sample 6575
  • 50/50 male female and 70/30 rural urban
  • In 6 divisions and 64 districts
  • Age group: 15-30
  • FGDs
giving youth a voice bangladesh youth survey 2011
Giving Youth A VoiceBangladesh Youth Survey 2011
  • Socio-demographic profile
  • Mean Age: 21, 18 is the highest age group
  • Income: pronounced disparities in rural, urban and city corporation
  • Occupation: Students followed by Housewife
  • Self employed (non-agri and agri)
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Giving Youth A VoiceBangladesh Youth Survey 2011
  • Socio-demographic profile
  • Education and drop-outs
  • 5-6 per cent had never been to school.
  • Drop out starts from 12 years
  • The dropout rates are the highest at the age of 15
  • prior to reach class 5, about 5% dropped out.
  • Prior to reaching class 8, 20% dropped out.
  • As expected, this share is even higher among rural youth, where values are about 20-25 per cent
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Giving Youth A VoiceBangladesh Youth Survey 2011
  • Youth & the State:
  • Performance of the government
  • Performance of core institutions
  • Elections and Voting: fair elections, voting decision
  • Youth’s participation in politics (student politics and form of involvement in politics)
  • Justice and Crime
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Giving Youth A VoiceBangladesh Youth Survey 2011
  • Youth & the State:
  • Conditions for fair elections
  • empowered election commission
  • parties respect for each other
  • mandatory election budget disclosure
  • candidates with no criminal records
  • concerns on having elections held under the ruling party
  • Voting : party considering youth’s interest and local issue got highest rank
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Giving Youth A VoiceBangladesh Youth Survey 2011
  • Youth & the State:
  • Youth’s participation in politics
  • Low reporting of party affiliation (2%, due to underreporting ?)
  • 30 % voted for the same party
  • > 80 % : students shouldn’t be involve in politics
  • support is high in urban localities compared to both rural and City Corporation
  • male are more in favor of politics compared to female
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Giving Youth A VoiceBangladesh Youth Survey 2011
  • Youth & the State:
  • Forms of participation in politics
  • hartal is the least favored
  • voting is the most preferred form
  • also by supporting leaders &
  • participating in campaigns &
  • by becoming candidates
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Giving Youth A VoiceBangladesh Youth Survey 2011
  • Youth & the State
  • Justice & Crime
  • Justice: judiciary, government executives, family
  • Limited support for political leaders involvement in justice
  • handling justice on the spotalso got support, though disagreement is also there
  • Crime: more reliability on special security force (ex: RAB)
  • “top 5” crimes: murder, drug and alcohol abuse, dowry and personal property crimes
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Giving Youth A VoiceBangladesh Youth Survey 2011
  • Chapter 5 Family & Community: core findings
  • Family is the most important part of life
  • Community are very important for safeguarding interests, solving problems, preserve religious & cultural traditions and values
  • Family is the first to approach in time of need
  • Newspaper and TV provide the news and information
  • religious practices were regarded highly important by the youths
  • 50 % do not have friends from other religions, within them 54 % are Muslim
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Giving Youth A VoiceBangladesh Youth Survey 2011
  • Chapter 5 Family & Community - Importance of family:
  • importance of mother
  • makes the most important decisions (education, work, marriage)
  • most important: be a good guardian & provide advice
  • accept parents’ decisions over mobility, selection of spouse, choose friends, spending money
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Giving Youth A VoiceBangladesh Youth Survey 2011
  • Chapter 5 Family & Community - Life cycle planning:
  • vast gaps btw. ideal and actual age !
  • education: ideal age 24 vs. actual age 15 (min. 8)
  • starting work: ideal 23 vs. 8-9 (actual)
  • marriage: ideal 24 vs. actual 17 (female) & 21 (men)
  • having children: ideal 26 & actual 12 minimum (female) & 16 (male)
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Giving Youth A VoiceBangladesh Youth Survey 2011
  • Chapter 5 Family & Community - Accepting social change (overall & working women)?
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