Studying the knowledge, attitudes and practices of young men and women in old age, especially after the political and social changes that Iraq has undergone since 2003 with the aim of drawing up a clear national strategy for youth that meets the requirements and aspirations of this age group of the population.
the Ministry of Youth and Sports adopted the National Strategy for Youth Development, in cooperation with the Central Bureau of Statistics and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the National Youth and Youth Survey (NYS) project in Iraq and its width and the Kurdistan Region, which focused heavily on key aspects of youth In Iraq for the category (10-30) years in order to access a broad database to facilitate the work of strategic decision-makers to build and rehabilitate young people, to develop plans and programs to improve information, attitudes and practices based on modern scientific basis correct.
The main objective of this survey is:
1- Studying the knowledge, attitudes and practices of young men and women in old age, especially after the political and social changes that Iraq has undergone since 2003 with the aim of drawing up a clear national strategy for youth that meets the requirements and aspirations of this age group of the population.
2- Providing a database on youth to serve researchers, planners, decision-makers and policy makers in the preparation of health, social and developmental plans and programs aimed at improving their economic, social, cultural and scientific conditions.
To estimate the size of the manpower and the labor force of young people in the society and their distribution according to the characteristics and knowledge of the size of employment and unemployment in society and to identify the characteristics and trends of the unemployed in order to follow the changes in employment rates and unemployment,
3- To study the relationship between the profession and the scientific specialization and to identify the reasons for the reluctance of young people to work in the private sector and handicrafts, as well as to create a modern database and provide all the information and statistics necessary to make comparisons and monitoring indicators at the local, regional and international levels, which helps to formulate policies to match the outputs of education and labor market Through labor market plans and strategies
The results of this national project are considered to meet the national need to integrate young people in the Iraqi national project right and transit to achieve natural rights and to strengthen the national gains and if we look at the statistics that resulted from the results of the survey, which give rise to optimism here and pessimistic there, we find that the picture will be clear and clear In this segment calls for the minimum requirements of modern institutions of government and international and civil and want to be effective in achieving the achievement of added and direct attention should be on a large scale as it needs multiple legislation in the political, economic and cultural aspects.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
2- Youth aged (10-30)
The topics covered by the survey included key life transactions for youth:
4- Reproductive Health (females)
5- Reproductive Health (males)
7- Psychological and social health
8- Media and culture
9- Youth and sports
11- Information Technology
12- Youth and security
13- Youth Participation
14- Civil rights and citizenship
Reproductive Health (females)
Reproductive Health (males)
Psychological and social health
Media and culture
NYS is nationally representative, covering all governorates of Iraq, including Kurdistan.
The survey covered a national sample of households and selected youth aged 10-30.
Producers and sponsors
Economic Research Forum
Ministry of Youth and Sports
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Sample Design and Method of Selecting Sampling Units
The survey sample comprised 6492 households completely interviewed; these households are distributed across all governorates and included 15080 persons in the age of (10-30) years old who were completely interviewed. Data collection took place during the period from 25/3/2009 to 13/4/2009.
The sample of the Iraq national youth and adolescent's survey for the year 2009 was designed to be representative at the governorates level with a confidence interval of 95% and a margin of error of 7%. It was taken into account, while deciding on the sample size, to address the bias resulting from the adoption of the cluster method in selection households and also to address the possible non-response rate due to the fact that some households might not be cooperative with the interviewers while others may not be present in their homes during the fieldwork. To compute indicators, we take into account the relative weight of the population in each stratum, so that indicators showed are weighted using factors computed so that sampled population present the same pattern as the real population , for example the population of Baghdad Governorate constitutes around 22.1% of the whole Iraqi population while the Muthna governorate constitutes around 2.2%, etc.
In light of the above, the sample size was 6730 households with 360 households in each governorate with the exception of Baghdad where the sample amounted to 610 families, distributed on different environments (urban central, Suburbs, and rural areas) whereby 2500 households were sampled from the urban central area against some 2250 in the Suburbs areas and 1980 households in the rural communities, on the level of Iraq as a whole.
The design of the sample relied on the following criteria:
• Providing indicators with an adequate representation on the governorates level and on the environmental level in each governorate (urban central - suburbs - and rural), since the surveys, previously implemented over the past three years in Iraq, aimed at reaching that level of details.
• Adapting the available sample frames with the aim of selecting an adequate representative sample with the absence of a modern sample frame.
• Choosing a sampling design appropriate for Iraq current situation and facilitates completing fieldwork efficiently
6492 households were interviewed with a response rate of 96.5%, while 15080 youth and adolescents were also interviewed with a total response rate of 92.6% (94.5% for females and 91.1% for males) that reached its utmost in the governorate of Najaf (100%) and its lowest was in As-Sulaimanya Governorate (73.2%).
To compute indicators, we take into account the relative weight of the population in each stratum, so that indicators showed are weighted using factors computed so that sampled population present the same pattern as the real population , for example the population of Baghdad Governorate constitutes around 22.1% of the whole Iraqi population while the Muthna governorate constitutes around 2.2%, etc.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
e Central Organization for Statistics and Information Technology
The survey tool is a long and detialed questionnaire for both Househlds and individuals 10-30.
Economic Research Forum
Economic Research Forum (ERF)
Economic Research Forum (ERF) - 21 Al-Sad Al-Aaly St., Dokki, Giza, Egypt
DDI Document ID
Central Organization for Statistics, Iraq
Ministry of Planning
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
v1.1 (May 2019) Identical to ERF V1.0. DDI and Study ID fields changed to World Bank IDs.