• Nataliia Dziuba State Institution “State Institute of Family and Youth Policy”



youth, satisfaction with living conditions, migratory moods, values of youth, behavioral guidelines of youth, assessment of fi nancial situation


State statistical indicators of the economic development do not include subjective factors affecting country’s population. So, rather optimistic assessments of Ukraine’s economic indicators contradict pessimistic moods and feelings of Ukrainian youth. The relevance of this study is due to the fact that the Low level satisfaction with the socio-economic situation in Ukraine and own opportunities and prospects of Ukrainian youth is the basis for the formation of behavioral guidelines, in particular, migratory moods. The purpose of this study is to analyze the attitude of young people to the economic environment in Ukraine, young people’s assessments of their own financial situation, and the relationship of such subjective assessments to the migratory moods of young people. The study used general scientific methods and special sociological methods to process and analyze the results of the study “Youth of Ukraine 2018”. According to the survey “Youth of Ukraine 2018”, a significant part of young people (88.9 %) thinks that economic situation became worse or didn’t change during last year. Youth assessments of their financial situation are also pessimistic 83.3 % of young people in Ukraine assess their family’s financial situation as average or below average. The novelty of this study is to analyze the relationship between youth subjective assessments of economic environment in Ukraine as an environment for the implementation of personal plans and intentions, youth assessments of their financial situation and youth migratory attitudes. Migratory moods of young people are formed on the dissatisfaction with their financial situation and the economic situation in the country under the influence of various factors, among the main ones are the desire to improve their financial situation through the desire to earn money or find a job. Migratory moods of young people are manifested to varying degrees depending on their formation. The degree of formation of migration intentions significantly depends on the real possibility of their implementation: the lower the level of material security, the more uncertain the migration guidelines. The young generation is a potential for the socio-economic revival of Ukraine, so its opinion, its assessments, its feelings are extremely important for the formation of adequate youth policy. Taking into account subjective factors which affect the behavioral orientations of young people is especially important in the formation of reasonable youth policy of Ukraine, and requires research, analysis and development of instruments based on such analysis.

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Author Biography

Nataliia Dziuba, State Institution “State Institute of Family and Youth Policy”

PhD (Sociology), Senior Research Fellow



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