Youth Unemployment and Social Exclusion

Comparison of Six European Countries

  • Thomas Kieselbach

Part of the Psychologie sozialer Ungleichheit book series (PSYCHSU, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-10
  2. Introduction

    1. Thomas Kieselbach
      Pages 11-13
  3. Comparative Report

    1. Bengt Starrin, Marina Kalander-Blomqvist, Erik Forsberg, Ulla Rantakeisu
      Pages 15-25
    2. Michele La Rosa, Federico Chicchi
      Pages 25-32
    3. Thomas Kieselbach, Andrea Stitzel, Gert Beelmann, Ute Traiser
      Pages 32-52
  4. National Reports on Youth Unemployment and Social Exclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Ulla Rantakeisu, Erik Forsberg, Marina Kalander-Blomqvist, Bengt Starrin
      Pages 55-99
    3. Wouter Vanderplasschen, Kees van Heeringen
      Pages 101-129
    4. Thomas Kieselbach, Gert Beelmann, Birgitt Erdwien, Andrea Stitzel, Ute Traiser
      Pages 131-174
    5. Katerina Sokou, Katerina Christofi, Valentine Papantoniou
      Pages 175-204
    6. Vando Borghi, Michele La Rosa
      Pages 205-245
    7. Louis Lemkow, Josep Espluga, Josep Baltiérrez
      Pages 247-284
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 285-320

About this book


This volume draws attention to the concept of social exclusion in the context of unemployment as well as to vulnerable groups of young unemployed people with regard to social exclusion in six European countries. It is based upon the results of an international research project (Youth Unemployment an Social Exclusion: Dimensions, Subjective Experiences, and Innovative Institutional Responses in Six Countries of the EU) (YUSEDER) conducted in the framework of the research programme Targeted Socio-Economic Research (TSER) of the European Commission. Partners from six European countries with differing scientific backgrounds (health psychology, public health research, psychatry, industrial sociology, medical sociology) from six European countries participated in this project.
The concept of social exclusion has gained an impressive importance in the European policy debate. The refused entry to the labor market for members of the younger generation increases the risk of social exclusion for the affected youth as well as for the social fabric in general. The contributions of this volume illustrate an initial approach to analysing and comparing theoretical reflections about the meaning and extent of social exclusion for young unemployed people from a comparative perspective. The research has been carried out in three Northern European countries (Sweden, Germany, Belgium) an three Southern European Countries (Spain, Italy, Greece). For each country a specific national report ist presented.
The comparative section describes and attempts to explain the similarities and dissimilarities between countries having rather diverse histrorical and social understandings of being socially excluded or marginalised für young people


Arbeitslosigkeit Arbeitsmarkt Ausschluss Beschäftigung Europäische Union (EU) Generation Import Institution Jugendarbeit Jugendarbeitslosigkeit Marginalisierung Nation Soziologie TSER YUSEDER

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Kieselbach
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Bremen (Germany) and teaches work and health psychologyGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2000
  • Publisher Name VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8100-2939-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-663-11899-2
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