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Latvia

1. Youth Policy Governance

1.1 Target population of youth policy

In the Youth Law, the main target population is defined as young people aged between 13 and 25.

In Latvia, in 2017, there are 250 741 young people (aged 13 to 15), accounting for 13% of Latvia's total population. There are 128 731 male youth and 122 010 young women in Latvia. Data source - Central Statistical Bureau

Other significant figures:

  • At the age of 15, 61% of young people continue their studies at secondary schools, while 34% study at vocational schools and 5% do not continue to study for young people.

  • One fifth of all jobseekers is between the ages of 15 and 24.

  • At the age of eighteen, 63% of young people continue their studies in higher education institutions, 6% - in vocational higher education institutions and 31% do not continue their studies.

  • In the age group of 20-24, 63% of young people are economically active.