1st Edition

Young People and the Labour Market A Comparative Perspective

    276 Pages
    by Routledge

    276 Pages 49 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Young people are a vulnerable category of workers, finding themselves in a delicate phase of their working life: their first entry into the labour market. In many European countries, youngsters are unemployed or have difficulty finding and obtaining jobs. This situation has deteriorated particularly after the crises, recessions and stagnation that has impacted European economies in recent years. In addition to the cyclical or crisis impact, structural factors are also very important. Additionally, prolonged crises, as in some Eurozone countries, have transformed a significant part of cyclical unemployment in structural (long term) unemployment.

    Young People and the Labour Market: A Comparative Perspective explores the condition of young people in the labour market. The authors present new evidence from several countries, with a special focus on Europe, and offer a comparative perspective. They investigate questions such as which structural conditions and labour market institutions guarantee better youth performance, which education systems and school-to-work processes are more effective and in which countries is gender differentiation less of an issue. All of the aforementioned, as well as many other comparisons which the authors make, are significant in helping to facilitate the successful design of labour and education policies.

    As the first investigation by economists to explore the complexity of this topic, this book will be useful to both economists and sociologists who are interested in the role of young people in the labour market, and the problem of youth unemployment.

    Table of Contents

    Young People and the Labour Market: Comparative Evidence and Perspective

    Floro Ernesto Caroleo, Olga Demidova, Enrico Marelli and Marcello Signorelli

    Chapter 1

    Youth Employment, Labour-Market Institutions and Education – A Cross-Country Analysis

    Floro Ernesto Caroleo, Elvira Ciociano and Sergio Destefanis

    Chapter 2

    Education Mismatch and Youth Labour Force Status in Europe

    Fabrizio Pompei and Ekaterina Selezneva

    Chapter 3

    Youth Unemployment, Labour Productivity and the Evolution of the Labour Markets in Europe

    Maria Laura Parisi, Enrico Marelli and Olga Demidova

    Chapter 4

    Temporary-Permanent Contract Wage Gap for Young and Older Workers in EU-28 Countries

    Cristiano Perugini and Fabrizio Pompei

    Chapter 5

    Living Arrangements of Young Adults in Italy and Norway: The Significance of Gender, Sociocultural Background, Work, and Money

    Tindara Addabbo and Randi Kjeldstad

    Chapter 6

    Youth Unemployment and the Transition from School to Work in Germany and Greece

    Hans Dietrich, Annie Tubadji, Brigitte Schels, Anette Haas, Ioanna Tsoka, Vasilis Angelis and Katerina Dimaki

    Chapter 7

    Unemployed and NEET Youth: Well-Being in a Gender Perspective. The Case of Italy and Spain

    Tindara Addabbo, Paula Rodríguez-Modroño and Lina Gálvez-Muñoz

    Chapter 8

    Job Satisfaction Among Young Russian Workers

    Francesco Bartolucci, Aleksandra Bashina, Giovanni S. F. Bruno, Olga Demidova and Marcello Signorelli

    Chapter 9

    The School-to-Work Transition in the Latin Rim. The Case of Italy

    Francesco Pastore

    Chapter 10

    Assessing the Stability of Employment Among Young People in Irelan


    Floro Ernesto Caroleo is Full Professor of Labour Economics at the University of Naples "Parthenope" and Director of Research Centre on Development Economics and Institutions (CRISEI). The research interests are in the field of labour market policies. He has been President of the Italian Association of Labour Economics.

    Olga Demidova is an Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Economics Academic Director of Doctoral School of Economics in the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow. Post-graduate studies at Lomonosov Moscow State University. Her main research interests are in applied microeconometrics and comparative economic studies.

    Enrico Marelli is Full Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Brescia, Italy. He studied, taught and carried out research at Bocconi University (Milan, Italy), L.S.E. (U.K.), University of Pennsylvania (Usa). Current research activity primarily in labour economics, economic policy, European integration.

    Marcello Signorelli is Associate Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Perugia, Department of Economics. Post-graduate studies and research at University of Siena (Ph.D.), Columbia University and University of Warwick. He has been President of the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies.