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Jacqueline O'Reilly, Clémentine Moyart, Tiziana Nazio, and Mark Smith

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781447350347

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447350347.001.0001

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Which countries perform best and why?

Which countries perform best and why?

(p.59) Which countries perform best and why? (p.60)
Youth Employment
Kari Hadjivassiliou
Policy Press

This chapter examines countries' performance regarding youth unemployment. Although the labour market situation of young people has started to improve in a number of countries since the Great Recession of 2007–8, youth unemployment still remains very high across Europe. High youth unemployment rates reflect young people's difficulties in securing employment, or the inefficiency of the labour market. Germany and the Netherlands have established the most effective institutions to achieve a high integration of 15–19 year-olds in education and employment. Indeed, both Germany and the Netherlands are amongst the highest performing countries in the EU for making sure their young people are in employment. Austria and Denmark also achieve good youth labour market and employment outcomes. Meanwhile, countries like France and the UK try to facilitate school-to-work (STW) transitions by lowering labour costs through subsidies or low employment protection.

Keywords:   youth unemployment, youth labour market, young people, Great Recession, school-to-work transitions, labour costs, subsidies, low employment protection, employment, education

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