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Getting it right: Policies to fight youth unemployment in the EU

Despite the fact that the global financial crisis has largely come to end, youth unemployment remains high, with rates of jobless young people higher than those of adults across the entire EU. This problem has not gone unnoticed, however. Many … Continue reading

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Causes and remedies of youth unemployment

In the aftermath of the Great Recession, one in five young people in Europe are currently unemployed, with peak rates of 50 percent or above. Against this background, the IZA Workshop “Which Institutions Promote Youth Employment?” organized by Pierre Cahuc … Continue reading

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Do we have to be afraid of the future world of work?

The current public debate in many developed countries about the future of paid employment is characterized by strong feelings of uncertainty. Studies emphasizing the potentially deep and severe impact of globalization and automation have nourished fears of significant job destruction … Continue reading

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Lessons for Slovakia from Germany’s dual system of vocational training

Slovakia is contemplating ways to motivate companies to teach and instruct high school students. In an interview with the business daily Hospodárske noviny, IZA Director Klaus F. Zimmermann comments on potential lessons to be learned from Germany’s dual system of … Continue reading

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Apprenticeships improve job opportunities

In Italy, as in many other European countries, apprenticeships and on-the-job training have been gaining popularity. Although being only of temporary nature and exhibiting a relatively low level of employment protection, apprenticeships are widely believed to be a successful form … Continue reading

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Europe’s Lost Generation

The profound economic crisis in Europe now has a human face – that of desperately protesting youth who feel cheated out of their future. More than seven million young people under the age of 25 in the European Union are … Continue reading

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How to build a European labor market with full employment

How to build a vibrant European labor market with full employment? In Bonn, on July 11th and 12th, a group of former ministers, active politicians, labor market experts and stakeholders from business and from trade unions gathered to discuss this … Continue reading

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