National Youth Survey

Dates Collected: 01 Oct 2013 - 30 Nov 2013
Date Released: 01 Dec 2014

The “National Youth Survey” was conducted by the National Statistics Office of Georgia (GeoStat) in accordance with the Grant Agreement signed with UNICEF in July 2013, in close cooperation with the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs of Georgia and UNFPA. The study aims to promote identification of the basic needs and problems faced by young people in Georgia as well as promote knowledge and evidence-based youth policy development.

Highlights

The research methodology comprised the following components: development and agreement of the survey indicators and questionnaire with the key stakeholders, administration of the survey in the field, and analysis of the survey and the administrative data by the priority areas enumerated in the National Youth Policy Document.

In addition, information was requested from the following administrative sources:

  • Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia
  • Social Service Agency
  • National Center for Disease Control and Public Health
  • Central Election Commission
  • The Ministry of Corrections, Probations and Legal Assistance of Georgia
  • State Fund for Protection and Assistance of (statutory) Victims of Human Trafficking
  • The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Infectious Diseases, AIDS and Clinical Immunology Scientific-Practical Center
  • The Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia
  • The Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs of Georgia.

Sampling methodology

The respondents were sampled from the 2002 General Population Census frame. Since the survey requirement was to have certain data representative at the regional level, the sample size was defined as 2,500 persons.

At the first stage this number was distributed proportional to the regional population (see Table 1).

Table 1. Distribution of the sample size across regions

Region

Urban area

Rural area

Total

A.R. Adjara

93

82

175

Guria

24

63

87

Imereti, Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti

225

274

499

Kakheti

57

174

231

Mtsketa-Mtianeti

18

52

70

Kvemo Kartli

122

128

250

Samtskhe-Javakheti

40

60

100

Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti

101

138

239

Shida Kartli

67

120

187

Tbilisi

650

12

662

Total

1,397

1,103

2,500

 

A two-step sampling method was used, where an enumeration area (primary sampling unit) was selected at the first stage and a household was selected at the second stage. In order to reduce the ‘design effect’ for enumeration areas sampled by types of settlement, it was decided to interview five people of the relevant age in urban areas and eight people of the relevant age in rural areas. The smaller number of interviews in urban areas compared with those in rural areas is due to the assumption of a larger variety of responses in urban areas. A smaller number of interviews in an urban area leads to an increase in the number of districts, thus conditioning a reduction in the ‘design effect’. Accordingly, the number of people surveyed had to be divisible by five in urban areas and by eight in rural areas.

In addition, according to the above-mentioned assumption (larger variety of responses to the survey issues by the urban population) it was decided that the urban population would have a larger than proportionate representation in the sample, which in turn would provide for a reduction in sampling error.

Based on the above-mentioned assumptions, the final distribution of the sample size across regions and by urban-rural areas was defined (see Table 3).

 

Table 2. Final distribution of selection volume by regions and urban-rural areas

Region

Urban area

Rural area

Total

A.R. Adjara

105

64

169

Guria

35

56

91

Imereti, Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti

245

208

453

Kakheti

60

136

196

Mtsketa-Mtianeti

35

56

91

Kvemo Kartli

130

104

234

Samtskhe-Javakheti

45

48

93

Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti

105

112

217

Shida Kartli

75

88

163

Tbilisi

785

8

793

Total

1,620

880

2,500

 

In addition, considering the above-mentioned conditions, the number of selected enumeration areas by regions and urban-rural areas was defined (see table 4).

Table 3. Numbers of selected enumeration areas by regions and urban-rural areas

Region

Urban area

Rural area

Total

A.R. Adjara

21

8

29

Guria

7

7

14

Imereti, Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti

49

26

75

Kakheti

12

17

29

Mtsketa-Mtianeti

7

7

14

Kvemo Kartli

26

13

39

Samtskhe-Javakheti

9

6

15

Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti

21

14

35

Shida Kartli

15

11

26

Tbilisi

157

1

158

Total

324

110

434

 

The enumeration areas (EAs) in regions were selected proportional to the population size (PPS method), while systematic sampling was used for selecting households within the EAs.