|Title||2011 Statistics on the Youth|
◎ (Population) The youth population aged 9 to 24 occupied 20.7 percent of the total population. This percentage showed a continuously downward trend after marking a peak (36.9 percent) in 1978.
◎ (Health) 37.4 percent of the youth aged 15 to 24 skipped breakfast in 2010. 13.2 percent of the elementary, middle and high school students were obese in 2009.
◎ (Values) 69.2 percent of the youth aged 15 to 24 thought that they don't mind marrying foreigners. 53.3 percent of them thought that unmarried couples may live together without tying the knot.
◎ (Education) Less than half of the students were satisfied with educational contents or methods in 2010.
◎ (Labour) The labour force participation rate of the youth aged 15 to 24 edged up from 25.4 percent in 2009 to 25.5 percent in 2010.
◎ (Information and communication) In 2010, 97.3 percent of teenagers made access to the Internet once or more per day. 38.3 percent of middle and high school students had ever watched 'online pornography'.
◎ (Generation gap with fathers) As for gap in perceptions of fathers and their children aged 15 to 24, in 2009, 51.3 percent of children thought that individual socio-economic status can be improved according to their efforts, while 37.0 percent of fathers thought like that.
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