Regional differences in labour market participation of young people in theEuropean Union

Citation
Ae. Green et al., Regional differences in labour market participation of young people in theEuropean Union, EUR URB R S, 8(4), 2001, pp. 297-318
Citations number
59
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
EnvirnmentalStudies Geografy & Development
Journal title
EUROPEAN URBAN AND REGIONAL STUDIES
ISSN journal
0969-7764 → ACNP
Volume
8
Issue
4
Year of publication
2001
Pages
297 - 318
Database
ISI
SICI code
0969-7764(200110)8:4<297:RDILMP>2.0.ZU;2-G
Abstract
The passage from education to employment is one of a number of 'transitions ' experienced by young people. There was a tendency in the 1980s and 1990s for youth transitions to lengthen and become more diverse. It is now the no rm for young people to undergo further education/training after the end of compulsory education. As a result, labour market entry has often been delay ed, and has become more protracted and complex. Labour market participation is moulded by a number of interrelated factors, including: the demographic and economic context, the organization and structure of the labour market and of education and training systems, the role of the state in shaping lab our supply and the organization of the family economy. Using the economic a ctivity rate, together with other measures constructed from the European La bour Force Survey for 1993-7, this paper is concerned with describing, expl oring and tentatively explaining labour market participation rates of young people in NUTS 2 regions across the European Union. A range of exploratory data analysis and multivariate regression analysis techniques are employed , and the implications of the findings for understanding current and future regional variations in labour market activity are addressed.