A Multi-Dimensional Measure of Well-being among Youth: The Case of Palestinian Refugee Youth in Lebanon

Project description

This paper develops a youth well-being index, which allows for the first time to expand the measurement of national well-being to cover non-nationals with a focus on young people. Using micro data from the 2015 socio-economic survey of Palestinian refugees conducted in Lebanon, the newly devised index allows to measure well-being along various dimensions including education, health, housing, employment and access to information. The index results across sub-regions and refugee groups show that a richer and more holistic measurement of youth human development can provide better tools for a more efficient and equitable targeting of scarce assistance funds.

Researchers

First name Last name Gender Rank Affiliated Institution Country
Nisreen Salti Male American University of Beirut Lebanon

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Scientific field

Economics
 

Start Year

2017
 

End Year

2018
 

Social impact

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