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This youth index is based on the working paper D 3.1 – Key Indicators and Drivers of Youth Unemployment (URL link to be provided when up and ready)
This compare European Countries’ performance in terms of youth employment (2004-12) at three points in time: prior to the financial crisis (2004), immediately after the crisis (2009) and the most recent period for which comparative data was available at the time of writing (2012).
Index measures can address the multi-dimensional nature of policy performance.
– They are able to capture improvements in some dimensions, e.g. a reduction of long-term unemployment, while other dimensions of young people’s labour market performance remain unchanged.
– In cross-country analyses, the comparison of country performance can reveal how much countries improved relative to the best performer or an absolute benchmark and can show whether differences in youth labour market performance narrowed or widened.
Based on initial reference points, country performance can be described over time, showing whether policy performance has improved.
This interactive resource is intended to provide systematic and comparative evidence for different age cohorts of young people across the EU on a range of dimensions. This resource is also intended to encourage a wider discussion with a broader public audience who are invited to discuss and contribute to the understanding of these developments. Participants are also encouraged to make links to policies associated with achieving effective policies aimed at overcoming youth unemployment as a means to facilitating a common and public debate in understanding what policies are effective and why. You will find country data for different age cohorts through the following links.