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Responses to Youth Unemployment: Design, Successes, and Ongoing Challenges

Political Economy
Public Policy
Social Policy
Policy Implementation
P334
Bettina Schuck
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Monika Mühlböck
Universität Mannheim
Jennifer Shore
Universität Mannheim

Thursday 11:00 - 12:40 (07/09/2017)

Building: BL07 P.A. Munchs hus Floor: 1 Room: PAM SEM5

Abstract

Youth unemployment has proved itself a formidable challenge for European societies. The media and policymakers have been quick to highlight the recent drop in European youth unemployment rates compared to years past. Yet while some countries and regions seem to have emerged relatively unscathed, with rates under 5%, others are still reeling in the aftermath of the crisis and struggle with youth unemployment rates over 60% as well as the special challenges associated with long-term unemployment. The European responses to youth unemployment formulated at various levels of government – local and regional, national, and supranational – likewise exhibit a great deal of variation. Moreover, although many new initiatives and programs were implemented to bring young Europeans into education, training, and employment, they by no means exist in a vacuum, but rather must function alongside and/or in tandem with existing institutional arrangements. This panel seeks to take stock of public policies aimed at fighting youth unemployment as well as to highlight further challenges that existing policies have hitherto struggled to adequately address. The panel therefore comprises papers examining the design and efficacy of public policies as well as papers offering new insights into the future agenda for public policies addressing youth employment.

Title Details
Worlds of Public-private Policy Coordination: Insights from the EU Youth Guarantee View Paper Details
Breaking the Vicious Circle of Youth Unemployment in the OECD Countries: The Role of Labour Market Policies View Paper Details
'Scarred' Young Entrepreneurs: Exploring Young Adults’ Transition from Former Unemployment to Self-employment View Paper Details
How Varieties of Capitalism shape Labour Market Decisions of the Youth – A Comparison of Employment Attitudes of 18-35 year-olds in the UK and Germany View Paper Details