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Title / Titel Children and Youth Survey on Participation in Switzerland (CHIPS)
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Original title / Originaltitel Partizipation von Kindern und Jugendlichen in der Schweiz.
Summary / Zusammenfassung The Swiss Children and Youth Survey (Swicys) is the first large scale representative cross sectional survey in Switzerland designed to provide i) relevant information on participation in selected life domains (home, school, community) and ii) additional information on other important life domains (schooling, health, family, household, media use, activities in the community, hobbies).

Methods: Subjects were randomly drawn out of the school database of the Swiss Federal Office of Statistics. Sample size is n= 12800, age range is 9 to 15 years in the three most important speech areas of Switzerland (German, French and Italian).

Results: Participation is high at home, and on a very low level in the community. Between these extremes is participation at school. Results indicate a strong correlation beween age and participation only at home. For other domains, no correlations were found either with age or with any other variable considered to be important (school degree, citizenship, sex). But when asked if children wanted to participate, there is a high surplus for all living domains.

The results call for educational as well as political efforts to improve conditions in school and in the community in order to enhance participation among young people. Moreover, the study can serve as a starting point for regular data-based reports on the situation of children and youth in Switzerland.
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Publications / Publikationen Den Kindern eine Stimme geben. Eine Studie zur Partizipation von Kindern und Jugendlichen in der Schweiz unter der wissenschaftlichen Leitung des Pädagogischen Instituts der Universität Zürich. Unicef, Zürich, 2002.

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Keywords / Suchbegriffe Children, Youth, Survey, Switzerland, Participation
Project leadership and contacts /
Projektleitung und Kontakte
Prof. R. Fatke (Project Leader)
Lic.phil. M. Niklowitz
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Duration of Project / Projektdauer Jun 2001 to Nov 2003