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New publications from Maria Petmesidou and Periklis Polyzoidis

Maria Petmesidou and Periklis Polyzoidis have had two new articles published. The first is: Petmesidou, M. & Polyzoidis, P. (2015). What policy innovation for youth in the era of prolonged austerity. The case of Greece. Research Paper No. 20, OSE Paper Series This is available for download here: What policy innovation for youth in the era of prolonged austerity. The case of Greece. The second is in the European Journal of Social Security: Petmesidou, M. & Glatzer, M. 2015. The crisis imperative, reform dynamics and rescaling in Greece and Portugal. European Journal of Social Security, 17(2): 157-180. And can be viewed here: The crisis imperative, reform dynamics and rescaling in Gree... »

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... »

Transitions In and Out of Unemployment among Young People in the Irish Recession

Kelly, E., McGuinness, S., O’connell, P. J., Haugh, D. and GonzÁlez Pandiella, A., (2014) Transitions In and Out of Unemployment among Young People in the Irish Recession Comparative Economic Studies 56, 616-634 (December 2014) | doi:10.1057/ces.2014.23 Abstract: Young people have been hit hard by unemployment during the Irish recession. While much research has been undertaken to study the effects of the recession on overall labour market dynamics, little is known about the specific effects on youth unemployment and the associated challenges. This paper attempts to fill this gap by comparing the profile of transitions to work before the recession (2006) and as the economy began to emerge fro... »

Semi-Sovereign Welfare States, Social Rights of EU Migrant Citizens and the Need for Strong State Capacities

The research for this report was funded as part of the FP7 project bEUcitizen by the EU Commission (grant no 320294). Bruzelius, C., Chase,  E., and  Seeleib-Kaiser, M. (2014) Semi-Sovereign Welfare States, Social Rights of EU Migrant Citizens and the Need for Strong State Capacities Social Europe, Oxford. (December 2014) National welfare states within the European Union have become semi-sovereign and can no longer limit benefits and services to national citizens. Significantly limiting the social rights of EU migrant citizens would very likely require treaty changes. Some countries, such as Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom, absorb a large proportion of intra-EU, East-West migration. Ne... »