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How do you cope with making a living?

We would like to understand how young people cope in different ways with trying to make a living across Europe.
The first section focuses on understanding the basic living situation of young people.




                        Basic living situation

                        So that we can understand how different types of people make a living, we would like
                        to explore young people's basic living situation.



What is your highest level of education?
Circle the appropriate level: Post doctorate / Masters / Degree / High school qualification / No qualification


Which city/town do you live in?




Who do you live with? *Select one of the options below

      With friends     With my partner      With my parents / relatives      With my children      On my own

      Other:




What is your work situation? *Select one or more options below

     Full time work      Have two or more jobs         Part time work      Temporary work        Student

     Full time carer/parent     Never had a job      Made redundant         Unemployed       Other:


When did you start working?
Circle the appropriate time: Less than 1 year ago / 1-3 years ago / 3-5 years ago / Over 5 years ago


How old are you?
Circle the appropriate age: 18-21 / 21-24 / 24-27 / 27-30 / 30-33
Expectations
                               This section will explore how young people feel they have achieved and what
                               they expect of the future.




Have you achieved any of the following? *Select all the relevant options below

      Got a degree      Got a stable job    Got my own house     Got married      Got children


How important is achieving each of these are to you? *1= not important at all & 5= very important

                           1        2      3      4      5


       Got a degree


     Got a stable job


Got my own house


        Got married


        Got children


What the five things that you would like to achieve in your life before 40? *Describe each of these briefly and
then rate how important each of these are to you? (1= not important at all & 5=very important)

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

Why are these important for you to achieve? *Describe briefly based on the answers to the questions above

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.
Emotions
                              This section explores how young people cope emotionally with making a living.




How do you cope emotionally with your work situation to make a living? *Select all relevant options

    Look for every opportunity to improve my work situation       Get inspired by others making a successful living

    Try & understand my work situation          Lower my expectations about my career         Feel scared of what to do

    Feel overwhelmed       Don't deal with it     Give up work    Blame myself          Blame others

    Feel excluded from society      Other:


What makes you feel that way? *Describe briefly based on your answers from the question above




How much do you think your work situation is also experienced by other people? *Select one of the options
Circle the most appropriate: Not at all / Not very / Somewhat / Mostly / Very much


How much do you think other people around you understand your work situation? *Select one of the options
Circle the most appropriate: Not at all / Not very well / Somewhat / Well / Very Well
Support
                               The next section explores how young people cope practically to make a living
                               and what support they look for.




How do you cope practically with making a living? *Select all relevant options

   Look for a job      Learn new skills      Go back to university to develop new skills       Look to borrow money

   Ask people for advice on what to do       Try and negotiate cheaper rent / bills

   Campaign on issues affecting my work situation          Join a trade union to help defend me in the work place
Ask a friend to share skills      Look for ways to make money         Look for ways to save money

   Other:


What types of support to help you cope with making a living have you used? *Select all relevant options

    Local council      Jobcentre       State benefits     Charities or NGOs       Family       Friends

   School or university friends      Colleagues     Neighbours        Online social networks     Online support groups
   Local support groups        Community centres        Youth clubs

   Other:


How have you used the types of support you ticked in the question above? *
Describe how you've used each type of support
How important do you think each of these types of support are to helping young people in precarious /
difficult work situations make a living? *1 = not important at all & 5 = very important

                                   1          2         3          4         5


              Local council


                 Jobcentre


             State benefits


        Charities or NGOs


                     Family


                    Friends


School or university friends


                Colleagues


                Neighbours


    Online social networks


     Online support groups


      Local support groups


       Community centres


               Youth clubs


                      Other
Attitudes
                           This section explores the effect of the young people's work situation on their
                           attitudes on different aspects of society.




How does your work situation affect your attitude on the following areas? Describe briefly on each below


Your relationships with others




Your neighbourhood




Your city




Public services




Politics




Society




Europe
What people would you like to interview to understand better how young people cope with precarious work
situations in Europe (for example, creative workers, working class, organization's representatives)?




Please leave us your email address so we can send you your self assessment
*Please note your email will only be used by European Alternatives (www.euroalter.com)

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How do you cope with making a living

  • 1. How do you cope with making a living? We would like to understand how young people cope in different ways with trying to make a living across Europe. The first section focuses on understanding the basic living situation of young people. Basic living situation So that we can understand how different types of people make a living, we would like to explore young people's basic living situation. What is your highest level of education? Circle the appropriate level: Post doctorate / Masters / Degree / High school qualification / No qualification Which city/town do you live in? Who do you live with? *Select one of the options below With friends With my partner With my parents / relatives With my children On my own Other: What is your work situation? *Select one or more options below Full time work Have two or more jobs Part time work Temporary work Student Full time carer/parent Never had a job Made redundant Unemployed Other: When did you start working? Circle the appropriate time: Less than 1 year ago / 1-3 years ago / 3-5 years ago / Over 5 years ago How old are you? Circle the appropriate age: 18-21 / 21-24 / 24-27 / 27-30 / 30-33
  • 2. Expectations This section will explore how young people feel they have achieved and what they expect of the future. Have you achieved any of the following? *Select all the relevant options below Got a degree Got a stable job Got my own house Got married Got children How important is achieving each of these are to you? *1= not important at all & 5= very important 1 2 3 4 5 Got a degree Got a stable job Got my own house Got married Got children What the five things that you would like to achieve in your life before 40? *Describe each of these briefly and then rate how important each of these are to you? (1= not important at all & 5=very important) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Why are these important for you to achieve? *Describe briefly based on the answers to the questions above 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
  • 3. Emotions This section explores how young people cope emotionally with making a living. How do you cope emotionally with your work situation to make a living? *Select all relevant options Look for every opportunity to improve my work situation Get inspired by others making a successful living Try & understand my work situation Lower my expectations about my career Feel scared of what to do Feel overwhelmed Don't deal with it Give up work Blame myself Blame others Feel excluded from society Other: What makes you feel that way? *Describe briefly based on your answers from the question above How much do you think your work situation is also experienced by other people? *Select one of the options Circle the most appropriate: Not at all / Not very / Somewhat / Mostly / Very much How much do you think other people around you understand your work situation? *Select one of the options Circle the most appropriate: Not at all / Not very well / Somewhat / Well / Very Well
  • 4. Support The next section explores how young people cope practically to make a living and what support they look for. How do you cope practically with making a living? *Select all relevant options Look for a job Learn new skills Go back to university to develop new skills Look to borrow money Ask people for advice on what to do Try and negotiate cheaper rent / bills Campaign on issues affecting my work situation Join a trade union to help defend me in the work place Ask a friend to share skills Look for ways to make money Look for ways to save money Other: What types of support to help you cope with making a living have you used? *Select all relevant options Local council Jobcentre State benefits Charities or NGOs Family Friends School or university friends Colleagues Neighbours Online social networks Online support groups Local support groups Community centres Youth clubs Other: How have you used the types of support you ticked in the question above? * Describe how you've used each type of support
  • 5. How important do you think each of these types of support are to helping young people in precarious / difficult work situations make a living? *1 = not important at all & 5 = very important 1 2 3 4 5 Local council Jobcentre State benefits Charities or NGOs Family Friends School or university friends Colleagues Neighbours Online social networks Online support groups Local support groups Community centres Youth clubs Other
  • 6. Attitudes This section explores the effect of the young people's work situation on their attitudes on different aspects of society. How does your work situation affect your attitude on the following areas? Describe briefly on each below Your relationships with others Your neighbourhood Your city Public services Politics Society Europe
  • 7. What people would you like to interview to understand better how young people cope with precarious work situations in Europe (for example, creative workers, working class, organization's representatives)? Please leave us your email address so we can send you your self assessment *Please note your email will only be used by European Alternatives (www.euroalter.com)