Since 2001, the number of young people earning less than 60 per cent of the Swedish average has almost doubled. According to the latest figures for 2009, more than 20 per cent more young people became bankrupt compared to the year before.
The National Board for Youth Affairs recommends that public authorities join forces more when it comes to job creation and that there is greater emphasis on training and education.
"It's particularly serious when young people cannot get into the job market, they have very little chance of supporting themselves. And that influences their ability to get a place to stay, and to build a family and lead an adult life," said Ashing.