European Youth Labour Markets

Problems and Policies

  • Miguel Ángel Malo
  • Almudena Moreno Mínguez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Miguel Ángel Malo, Almudena Moreno Mínguez
    Pages 1-5
  3. Verónica Escudero, Stefan Kühn, Elva López Mourelo, Steven Tobin
    Pages 7-26
  4. Begoña Cueto, Ángel Martín-Román, Alfonso Moral, Almudena Moreno Mínguez
    Pages 27-43
  5. Magdalena Rokicka, Marge Unt, Kadri Täht, Olena Nizalova
    Pages 61-78
  6. Chiara Mussida, Dario Sciulli
    Pages 125-142
  7. Luis Ortiz Gervasi, Seamus McGuinness
    Pages 157-174
  8. Daria Buyanova, Olga Bykova
    Pages 205-217
  9. Kari Hämäläinen, Ulla Hämäläinen, Juha Tuomala
    Pages 219-234
  10. Inés Hardoy, Knut Røed, Kristine von Simson, Tao Zhang
    Pages 235-251
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 253-257

About this book


This timely analysis examines the complex state of youth unemployment across Europe and offers cogent policy suggestions for addressing this longstanding societal problem. The findings reveal numerous national and regional factors affecting youth joblessness—not only market and economic challenges, but also deep sociocultural and political dynamics underlying the situations. Coverage details how the standard transition from school to work is disrupted in an already depressed adult job market, and compares a wide range of responses in terms of both young people’s educational decision-making and national youth policy. In particular, contributors assess whether the current crop of Youth Guarantee programs can/should be a model for employment policy across the continent.

Among the topics covered:

  • Youth labour market prospects and recent policy developments.
  • Youth labour market in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Early school dropout in Spain: evolution during the Great Recession.
  • Overeducation among European university graduates: a constraint or a choice?
  • Promoting youth employment in Europe: evidence-based policy lessons.
  • The evaluation of a Finnish youth guarantee: lessons for Europe?

European Youth Labour Markets is of interest to an international audience of economists, sociologists, and leaders in governmental, non-profit, and corporate sectors through its broad and comparative macroeconomic focus and implications for policymaking, research, resource allocation, and policy evaluation.    


Positive Youth Development Social Development Youth Unemployment Global Economy School Dropout Rates Social Indicators Youth Policies Labor Productivity European Youth Labor Markets Activation Strategies

Editors and affiliations

  • Miguel Ángel Malo
    • 1
  • Almudena Moreno Mínguez
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Economics and Economic HistoryUniversity of SalamancaSalamancaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Sociology and Social WorkUniversity of ValladolidSegoviaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-68221-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-68222-8
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