what do finnish teenagers do after school and on the holidays?

what do finnish teenagers do after school and on the holidays?

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Probably you would like to find some information about Finnish young people’s spare time activities in English. Search in Helsinki region public library catalogue (http://www.helmet.fi ) didn’t give many results. Here is one publication that might be useful for you: Suoranta, Juha: Children in the information society : the case of Finland (New York : Peter Lang Publishing, cop. 2004). The book is dealing with subjects like children and young people, information society, media culture, spare time, computers, computer games.

There is a special library in Helsinki, Nuorisotiedon kirjasto, Youth information library (http://www.alli.fi/sivu.php?artikkeli_id=20). The information specialist of the library told that there is not much material on the subject even in Finnish.

Here are some publications she recommended:
Keskinen, Vesa: Kiirettä pitää. Kaverit, koti, koulu ja nuorten vapaa-aika Helsingissä 2000 (Helsinki: Helsingin kaupungin tietokeskus 2001), in Finnish but summary in English included.
Suomen tilastollinen vuosikirja 2006 (statistical Yearbook of Finland 2006); Youth in Finland (2004), report, also in internet on page http://www.minedu.fi/export/sites/default/OPM/Julkaisut/2004/liitteet/yo... ;
Viattomuudesta vimmaan. Lapsuudesta nuoruuteen – siirtymävaiheen tarkastelua , Kuure Tapio et al. (Helsinki: Nuorisotutkimusseura, Nuora, Stakes 2002) (short summaries in English included) ;
Tilastokeskus, Vapaa-aikatutkimus 2002 (Statistics Finland, Leisure survey) http://www.stat.fi/til/vpa/index.html (also in English).
Statistical information about youth in Finland you can find on page
http://www.alli.fi/sivu.php?artikkeli_id=4&luokitus_id=2, but in Finnish.

In Youth information library’s database http://pretty.alli.fi you can search material in English using search word fin-eng.

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