Social job-search networks and the transition from school to stable employment

Francis Kramarz, Oskar Nordström Skans, 17 October 2013

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The challenges faced by young workers transitioning from school into stable employment are a major concern throughout the OECD. The search for stable employment is a time-consuming process, particularly in countries without highly developed apprenticeship systems. Many young workers – especially the least educated – are caught struggling for years.

Topics: Labour markets
Tags: graduates, jobs, unemployment, youth unemployment

Job placement and displacement: Evidence from a randomised experiment

Bruno Crépon, Esther Duflo, Marc Gurgand, Roland Rathelot, Philippe Zamora, 24 April 2013

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Youth unemployment is a growing concern in many countries, including France where more than a quarter of recent graduates cannot find stable work. Some of these young graduates do not benefit from resources like unemployment benefits because they lack a sufficient employment history.

Topics: Labour markets
Tags: Eurozone crisis, graduates, unemployment, youth unemployment

Youth unemployment in Europe: More complicated than it looks

Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, 13 October 2012

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Hardly a day goes by without a reminder of youth unemployment rates in excess of 50% in Greece, Spain, Italy, and other parts of the European periphery. Sometimes the reminders are in the form of rants by economists or pundits about the moral deficiency of EZ demands for austerity and the risks of a lost generation of young people.

Topics: Labour markets, Macroeconomic policy, Poverty and income inequality
Tags: Europe, jobs, US, youth unemployment

Apprenticeship policy in England: Increasing skills versus boosting young people’s job prospects

Hilary Steedman, 6 October 2012

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Apprenticeships improve the employment prospects of young people by raising their skill levels (Ryan 2001). They provide craft, technician and associate professional skills that are valued by employers.

Topics: Education, Labour markets
Tags: apprenticeships, England, UK, youth unemployment

Going separate ways? Differences in school-to-work pathways between Europe and the US

Glenda Quintini, 15 May 2012

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The recent global economic crisis has brought renewed attention to the difficulties faced by youth in the labour market, including high unemployment rates, the risk of long-lasting scars from poor employment outcomes right after leaving education and the resulting risk of social and economic exclusion (Annunziata 2012).

Topics: Education, Labour markets
Tags: optimal matching, unemployment, youth unemployment

Wasted youth

Marco Annunziata, 14 May 2012

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Youth unemployment is one of Europe’s most glaring problems. Opponents of austerity point to the swelling ranks of unemployed young (15-25 years of age) people in Europe’s periphery as proof that fiscal tightening can no longer be tolerated.

Topics: Europe's nations and regions, Labour markets
Tags: austerity, Dual labour market, youth unemployment

It's the family, stupid!

Edoardo Campanella, 24 February 2012

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Deep economic crises encourage a radical rethinking of the socioeconomic model that generated them.

Topics: Politics and economics, Welfare state and social Europe
Tags: Ageing population, family, youth unemployment

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