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
Youth Employment, Labour-Market Institutions and Education – A Cross-Country Analysis
Floro Ernesto Caroleo, Elvira Ciociano and Sergio Destefanis
Education Mismatch and Youth Labour Force Status in Europe
Fabrizio Pompei and Ekaterina Selezneva
Youth Unemployment, Labour Productivity and the Evolution of the Labour Markets in Europe
Maria Laura Parisi, Enrico Marelli and Olga Demidova
Temporary-Permanent Contract Wage Gap for Young and Older Workers in EU-28 Countries
Cristiano Perugini and Fabrizio Pompei
Living Arrangements of Young Adults in Italy and Norway: The Significance of Gender, Sociocultural Background, Work, and Money
Tindara Addabbo and Randi Kjeldstad
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
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
Job Satisfaction Among Young Russian Workers
Francesco Bartolucci, Aleksandra Bashina, Giovanni S. F. Bruno, Olga Demidova and Marcello Signorelli
The School-to-Work Transition in the Latin Rim. The Case of Italy
Assessing the Stability of Employment Among Young People in Irelan