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Recent publications on Youth Employment

Research from the STYLE project is starting to appear throughout Europe. The Youth Policy Watch has an article on job mismatch, Youth Policy Watch – Job Mismatch And the European Youth Forum article, also on job mismatch is here, European Youth Forum – Job mismatch »

New publication from ILO – Youth and rural development: Evidence from 25 school-to-work transition studies

The ILO “Work4Youth”Project is pleased to share with you its latest publication titled: Youth and rural development: Evidence from 25 school-to-work transition surveys. This report, based on the school-to-work transitions surveys (SWTSs) run in 2012-2013, assesses the labour market conditions of youth in rural and urban areas and offers insights into prospects for fundamental transformations of rural sectors within the development process. While confirming some blurring between rural and urban areas in terms of sectoral distribution of employment, the report concludes that many countries – especially the low-income countries – have a long way to go in the diversification of rural economies b... »

Youth entrepreneurship in Europe: Values, attitudes, policies

A new publication by Mascherini, Massimiliano and Bisello, Martina has been published: Youth entrepreneurship in Europe: Values, attitudes, policies Abstract: The level of youth unemployment is alarmingly high in several EU Member States, with rates of over 50% recorded in Spain and Greece in 2013. In light of the potential of entrepreneurs to create employment and sustainable growth, promoting youth entrepreneurship and making Europe more entrepreneur‑friendly has recently become a priority on the EU policy agenda. However, research has shown that among young people the wish to become an entrepreneur, and their assessment of its feasibility, is lower in EU Member States than in comparable a... »

Unemployment Dynamics in Central Europe: A Labour Flow Approach

A new paper by Vladislav Flek, Martina Mysíková has been published. Unemployment Dynamics in Central Europe: A Labour Flow Approach Abstract: We analyse labour market flows and unemployment rate dynamics in the Czech Republic (CR), Slovakia and Poland. Relative involvement of working-age individuals in movements between various labour market states appears to be approximately fi ve times lower in Central Europe than in the U.S./UK. Compared to neighbouring countries, the CR suffers from a relatively weaker net flow of individuals from unemployment to employment. This net flow alone would cut the unemployment rate in Poland more than twice as fast as in the CR. In particular, currently unempl... »

Youth Labour Flows and Exits from Unemployment in Great Recession

A new paper by Vladislav Flek, Martin Hala and Martina Myslikova has been published. Youth Labour Flows and Exits from Unemployment in Great Recession Abstract: Using Spain and the Czech Republic as examples of two EU countries with remarkably different youth labour market performance, we apply a gross flow analysis based on EU-SILC longitudinal data. While in Spain increases in youth unemployment rate are driven mostly by young people losing their jobs, in the Czech Republic, this is mainly due to new labour market entrants who failed to find a job. Furthermore, the analysis of flow transition rates suggests that the job-loss rates of young workers are persistently higher than those establi... »