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[IWS] Dublin Foundation: MAPPING YOUTH TRANSITIONS IN EUROPE [24 July 2014]

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European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Dublin Foundation)




[full-text, 112 pages]



Mascherini, Massimiliano; Ludwinek, Anna; Vacas, Carlos; Meierkord, Anja; Gebel, Michael


Young people in Europe continue to experience great difficulties in entering the labour market. Although the youth unemployment rate in a few Member States has started to fall, overall 23% of young European job-seekers aged 15–24 could not find a job in January 2014. In 2012, 14.6 million young people across Europe were not in employment, education or training (NEETs), accounting for 15.9% of the entire population of those aged 15–29. This report analyses the labour market situation of young people in Europe, focusing in particular on their school-to-work transition, while also monitoring their more general transition to adulthood. The report also investigates the ability of young people to remain in employment against the odds during the crisis and charts their transitions from temporary to permanent contracts. The report concludes with a discussion on the strengths and weaknesses of selected policy measures. An executive summary is also available.


Executive summary 1

1 – Youth labour market in 2013 4

Not in employment, education or training 5

Youth employment 8

Conclusion 11

2 – Introducing youth transitions in Europe 12

Spotlighting youth transitions on the EU agenda 12

Transitions as a unit of analysis 14

Investigating youth transitions in Europe 14

3 – Transitions to adulthood in Europe 17

Leaving the parental home 19

Living with a partner and starting a family 21

Conclusion 23

4 – School-to-work transitions 25

Identifying different school-to-work transition patterns 26

Measuring school-to-work transitions 28

A global overview of transitions 42

Conclusion 47

5 – Persistence in employment of young workers 49

Trends in employment persistence of young workers 50

Investigating determinants of youth persistence in employment 56

Conclusion 60

6 – Analysis and assessment of policies 62

Country and case study selection 62

Overview of recent policy developments 63

Analysis of policy measures facilitating labour market transition 66

Strengths, drawbacks and challenges of policy measures 69

Key stakeholders involved in designing and carrying out policies 82

Conclusion 86

Conclusions 88

Bibliography 91

Annex 1: Description of the policy measures based on the Eurofound typology 98

Annex 2: Multivariate logistic regressions for the EU aggregate 99


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