Is youth unemployment really the major worry? (AOM)

Artner, Annamária (2013) Is youth unemployment really the major worry? (AOM). Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, 21 (2-3). pp. 183-205. ISSN 0965-156X

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Youth unemployment is neither the only nor the basic problem of the European labour market. The comparative analysis of unemployment data demonstrates that the unemployment of older people is even more serious. The article proves that the weight of young people in total unemployment has as a tendency been declining in the “inner periphery” of the EU, among them in Central and Eastern European member states (CEECs). The trend is just the opposite in the developed or “core” countries of the Union where youngsters took a higher share in total unemployment in 2012 than 10-12 years ago. In Europe there are millions of young people beyond the active unemployed who do not want to work or think they cannot find a job that fulfils their expectations and refuse to take part in any kind of education or training (NEETs-“Not in Employment, Education or Training”). By estimating the rate of NEETs in the adult population the article claims that the NEETs-phenomenon is not the differentia specifica of the youth. At the end the article details two suggestions for the mitigation of the problem. It concludes that the joblessness in Europe is an old and tendencially worsening problem that cannot be solved by particular policies.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Author's Original Manuscript
Uncontrolled Keywords: crisis, labour market, NEETs, unemployment, youth unemployment, basic income
Subjects: H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > H Social Sciences (General) / társadalomtudomány általában
H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > HA Statistics / statisztika > HA1 Demography / demográfia, népesedési statisztika
H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > HB Economic Theory / közgazdaságtudomány > HB1 Macroeconomics / makroökonómia
H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > HM Sociology / társadalomkutatás > HM3 Subsystems of global societies / társadalmi alrendszerek
Depositing User: Dr Annamária Artner
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2013 11:10
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2013 06:47

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