Young people neither in employment nor in education and training in Europe, 2000-2016

July 17, 2017

(This article was first published on Ilya Kashnitsky, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

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One of the nice features of R is the ease of data acquisition. I am now working on the examples of data acquisition form different sources within an R session. Soon I am going publish a long-read with an overview of demographic data acquisition in R.

Please consider contributing your examples to the Data aquisition topic.

NEET in Europe

As an example of Eurostat data usage I chose to show the dynamics of NEET (Young people neither in employment nor in education and training) in European countries. The example is using the brilliant geofact package.


# Find the needed dataset code 

# download fertility rates for countries
neet <- get_eurostat("edat_lfse_22")

# if the automated download does not work, the data can be grabbed manually at

neet %>% 
        filter(geo %>% paste %>% nchar == 2,
               sex == "T", age == "Y18-24") %>%
        group_by(geo) %>% 
        mutate(avg = values %>% mean()) %>% 
        ungroup() %>% 
        ggplot(aes(x = time %>% year(),
                   y = values))+
        geom_path(aes(group = 1))+
        geom_point(aes(fill = values), pch = 21)+
        scale_x_continuous(breaks = seq(2000, 2015, 5),
                           labels = c("2000", "'05", "'10", "'15"))+
        scale_y_continuous(expand = c(0, 0), limits = c(0, 40))+
        scale_fill_viridis("NEET, %", option = "B")+
        facet_geo(~ geo, grid = "eu_grid1")+
        labs(x = "Year",
             y = "NEET, %",
             title = "Young people neither in employment nor in education and training in Europe",
             subtitle = "Data: Eurostat Regional Database, 2000-2016",
             caption = "")+
        theme_few(base_family =  "Roboto Condensed", base_size = 15)+
        theme(axis.text = element_text(size = 10),
              panel.spacing.x = unit(1, "lines"),
              legend.position = c(0, 0),
              legend.justification = c(0, 0))


The whole code may be downloaded from the gist

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