Youth in Europe Study (YES!)

SND-ID: EXT 0177

Alternative title

Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Survey in Four European Countries (CILS4EU)

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Frank Kalter - Universität Mannheim


Youth in Europe Study (YES!) is the name of the survey study within the project "Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Survey in Four European Countries" (CILS4EU). It is an international research project aimed at gaining more insight into the current living conditions and opinions of young people. The pupil questionnaire covers several areas, including: School and results, Feelings and opinions, Health, Friends and relationship building, Family Relationships and Leisure.

In each participating country, approximately 5,000 pupils attending 8th grade (or corresponding) were interviewed by means of a questionnaire. In Sweden, approximately 130 schools were randomly selected. The first survey in 2011 was followed by another survey in 2012 (when pupils were in 9th grade) one in 2013 (when respondents have finished compulsory school and have entered upper secondary education, the labour market or else)and another​ in 2016.

The survey is conducted in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands and England. Youth in Europe (YES!) is a joint initiative of researchers from Stockholm University, the University of M

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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Stockholm University


Jan O. Jonsson - Stockholm University, Swedish Institute for Social Research

Universität Mannheim

Utrecht University

University of Tilburg

University of Oxford


  • Funding agency: NORFACE
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data


Method and time period

Unit of analysis


Pupils in 8th and 9th grade compulsory school (in the first and second round respectively) and those who have entered upper secondary education, the labour market or else the year after (in the third round of the study)

Time Method

Sampling procedure


Time period(s) investigated

2010 – 2016

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany

Geographic description: 4 European countries

Lowest geographic unit


Highest geographic unit


Topic and keywords

Research area

EDUCATION, HEALTH, LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT, Youth, Children, Minorities (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Pedagogy, Learning, Sociology (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)


youth, youth culture

Published: 2016-05-11
Last updated: 2020-05-05