Tag Archives: youth unemployment

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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International Youth Day: IZA World of Labor helps create better policies for youth

The theme of this year’s International Youth Day, celebrated on August 12th, is “Youth Civic Engagement.” According to the UN, the engagement and participation of youth is essential to achieve sustainable human development. To create better opportunities for youth to … 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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IZA World of Labor: Global experts discuss aid, youth unemployment and minimum wages

A series of IZA World of Labor events hosted by such prominent international partners as the LSE, CEMFI and the OECD debate the evidence of topical labor market issues and implications for policy making. The panel discussions aim to provide … Continue reading

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Youth unemployment in Europe: What employers and policy makers can do

Youth unemployment has become one of the most pressing and highly discussed issues in Europe in the aftermath of the 2008 recession. However, there is major divergence in youth unemployment rates across European countries with massive increases in Spain, Greece, … Continue reading

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How foreign language classes shape migration within the EU

Given the large differences in youth unemployment rates across Europe, one would expect young people to migrate from countries with high unemployment rates to those with better job prospects. But in reality, migration across European countries is still much lower … Continue reading

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Youth unemployment in Europe: key issues

During a panel discussion at the 2nd European Conference at Harvard University on 1 March 2014, IZA Director of Labor Policy Europe, Werner Eichhorst, highlighted five core issues of current youth unemployment in Europe:   There is major divergence in … Continue reading

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