The Youth Panel (hereafter “YP”) is a longitudinal survey conducted annually from 2001 (YP2001) on a sample of 5,956 that represents Korean youth (from 15 to 29 years old). These follow-up studies aim to suggest and contribute to employment policy-making of government and researches to solve youth unemployment by tracking and investigating school activities, socio-economic activities, and relevant personal information of the sample The first project, YP2001 was conducted from 2001 and completed in 2006 with total of 6 surveys collected over the period.
From 2007, the second version of YP (YP2007) was newly conducted from 2007 (YP2007) on a sample of 10,206 that represents Korean youth (from 15 to 29 years old) to compensate for aging issue of initial (YP2001) panel sample by adding a new set of more recent and representative statistics of current youth.
Accumulation of such data would not only benefit the researchers in investigating both the career path planning and the process of transition of youth from school to the labor market, but also the policy makers in resolving youth unemployment issue by properly utilizing it.
The YP is approved by the National Statistical Office (Approval No. 32705).