A Multi-Dimensional Measure of Well-being among Youth: The Case of Palestinian Refugee Youth in Lebanon - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

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.

ملخص

طورت هذه الورقة مؤشر رفاه للشباب يسمح لأول مرة بتوسيع قياس الرفاه الوطني ليشمل غير المواطنين مع التركيز على الشباب. باستخدام البيانات الدقيقة من المسح الاجتماعي والاقتصادي لعام 2015 للاجئين الفلسطينيين في لبنان ، تمكن المؤشر ،الذي تم تصميمه حديثًا، قمن ياس الرفاه على طول الأبعاد المختلفة بما في ذلك التعليم والصحة والإسكان والعمالة والوصول إلى المعلومات. وتبين نتائج المؤشر عبر الأقاليم الفرعية ، وتظهر مجموعات اللاجئين أن قياساً أكثر ثراءً وأكثر شمولية للتنمية البشرية للشباب يمكن أن يوفر أدوات أفضل للتحقيق فعالية وإنصافاً أكثر لأموال المساعدة الشحيحة

Research Fellows

Nisreen Salti

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, American University of Beirut


Research Fellows

Jad Chaaban

Associate Professor of Economics, American University of Beirut


Authors

Alexandra Irani

American University of Beirut


Authors

Rima Al Mokdad

American University of Beirut


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