Promoting Youth Employment in Europe: Evidence-Based Policy Lessons



Youth unemployment has become a severe economic and societal problem in many European countries. Based on the existing empirical evidence on different policy options, this chapter draws lessons for future policymaking in order to effectively promote youth employment in Europe. In conclusion, one should not be overly optimistic by expecting any short-term remedies. Although effective policy tools are available, they largely require forward-looking structural reforms.


Labour policy Labour market institutions Minimum wage Vocational education and training Employment protection Activation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IZA Institute of Labor EconomicsBonnGermany

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