The number of young people living at home with their parents across Europe has increased from 44% to 48% between 2007 and 2011, reveals a policy brief on the social situation of young people in Europe from the Dublin-based European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound).

Moreover, nearly half of Europe's young people live in households experiencing some form of deprivation with 27% at moderate levels and 22% experiencing serious deprivation.

The ‘Social situation of young people in Europe’ released by Eurofound in March 2014 puts emphasis on both social and employment issues affecting young people.

The policy brief offers a comparative insight across EU Member States of the social situation of youth in Europe and evolving trends.