Eesti noorsoouurimus 1996-98 (valimid kõigist maakondadest)
General objective of the study was to collect data on school-leavers of basic, secondary and vocational schools from all counties, about their living conditions, leisure time, future plans, value orientations and attitudes. Practical objective of the study was to use the collected data in planning Estonian youth politics and improving the youth work. Scientific objective of the study was to analyse social change of Estonian youth by comparing the collected data with results of earlier studies conducted in the Department of Sociology, University of Tartu and in other research institutions. The study was conducted in 3 stages: I Elaboration of the research methodology and data collection in Pärnu county (1996) II Data collection in Lääne, Lääne-Viru, Ida-Viru, Tartu, Põlva, Saare, Valga, Järva and Jõgeva county (1997) III Data collection in Harju (including Tallinn), Hiiu, Rapla, Viljandi and Võru county (1998) All the stages were carried out in the same methodological framework and the same questionnaire was used in all counties.