© 1991

The Problem of Youth

The Regulation of Youth Employment and Training in Advanced Economies

  • Paul Ryan
  • Paolo Garonna
  • Richard C. Edwards

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. The Problems Facing Youth

    1. Paolo Garonna, Paul Ryan
      Pages 1-31
  3. Youth Regulation: Methods, Outcomes and Sources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Paolo Garonna, Paul Ryan
      Pages 35-81
  4. Paired Country Comparisons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Karen Schober-Brinkmann, Eskil Wadensjö
      Pages 115-149
    3. David Marsden, Jean-François Germe
      Pages 178-199
  5. Youth and Trade Unions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Tinie Akkermans, Albert J. A. Felling, Jan Peters
      Pages 203-233
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 274-308

About this book


The book covers the vocational training and employment of young workers in various European and North American advanced economies; the forms taken by regulation of youth economic activity and the effects of its deregulation; training systems, training policies and access to skilled work in various paired-country comparisons; and the links between trade unions and young workers in two country-specific case-studies.


employment unions vocational training

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Ryan
    • 1
  • Paolo Garonna
    • 2
  • Richard C. Edwards
    • 3
  1. 1.King’s CollegeUniversity of CambridgeUK
  2. 2.University of PaduaItaly
  3. 3.Department of EconomicsUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA

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