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The Growing Challenge of Youth Unemployment in Europe & USA Cross-Cultural Perspective$
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Radha Jagannathan

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781529200102

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781529200102.001.0001

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No Jobs, No Hope: The Future of Youth Employment in Spain

No Jobs, No Hope: The Future of Youth Employment in Spain

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(p.51) 3 No Jobs, No Hope: The Future of Youth Employment in Spain
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The Growing Challenge of Youth Unemployment in Europe & US
Author(s):

José L. Arco-Tirado

Francisco D. Fernández-Martín

Radha Jagannathan

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529200102.003.0003

The chapter authors Jose Luis Arco-Tirado, Francisco D. Fernández-Martín, and Radha Jagannathan take an empirical perspective to the chronically high youth unemployment in Spain and provide details on its correlates. After a review of comparative unemployment statistics for youth in Spain and in the EU, the chapter presents a historical record of the reforms Spain implemented in its education and vocational systems and whether these reforms have been effective. It then undertakes a review of the active labor market policies aimed at skills activation and skills matching that Spain implemented immediately following the great recession under the Youth Guarantee program, and provides a discussion on whether these efforts have been productive. The chapter concludes with (a) a comparison of the existing VET system with the German apprenticeship model and the barriers that need to be overcome before the latter can fully be transplanted in Spain, and (b) some final thoughts on the paradoxical nature of the data on entrepreneurship gleaned from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM).

Keywords:   Active labor market policies, ALMPs, Temporary employment contracts, Vocational Education and Training, VET, Alianza para la FP Dual, Dualiza Bankia, Fundación Estatal para la Formación en el Empleo

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