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Youth labor in transition: Inequalities, mobility, and policies in Europe

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 10:17
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O'Reilly, Jacqueline
Leschke, Janine
Ortlieb, Renate
Seeleib-Kaiser, Martin
Villa, Paola
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New York, NY
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Exacerbated by the Great Recession, youth transitions to employment and adulthood have become increasingly protracted, precarious, and differentiated by gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Youth Labor in Transition examines young people's integration into employment, alongside the decisions and consequences of migrating to find work and later returning home. The authors identify key policy challenges for the future related to NEETS, overeducation, self-employment, and ethnic differences in outcomes. This illustrates the need to encompass a wider understanding of youth employment and job insecurity by including an analysis of economic production and how it relates to social reproduction of labor if policy intervention is to be effective. 

The mapping and extensive analysis in this book are the result of a 3½-year, European Union-funded research project (Strategic Transitions for Youth Labour in Europe, or STYLE; coordinated by Jacqueline O'Reilly. With an overall budget of just under 5 million euros and involving 25 research partners; an international advisory network and local advisory boards of employers, unions, and policymakers; and non-governmental organizations from more than 20 European countries, STYLE is one of the largest European Commission-funded research projects to exist on this topic. Consequently, this book will appeal to an array of audiences, including academic and policy researchers in sociology, political science, economics, management studies, and more particular labor market and social policy; policy communities; and bachelor's- and master's-level students in courses on European studies or any of the aforementioned subject areas. (Author description)

Introduction: Comparing youth transitions in Europe: Joblessness, insecurity, institutions, and inequality 
Jacqueline O’Reilly, Janine Leschke, Renate Ortlieb, Martin Seeleib-Kaiser, and Paola Villa
Where do young people work?
Raffaele Grotti, Helen Russell, and Jacqueline O’Reilly
How does the performance of school-to-work transition regimes vary in the European Union?
Kari P. Hadjivassiliou, Arianna Tassinari, Werner Eichhorst, and Florian Wozny
Stressed economies, distressed policies, and distraught young people: European policies and outcomes from a youth perspective 
Mark Smith, Janine Leschke, Helen Russell, and Paola Villa
Labor market flexibility and income security: Changes for European youth during the Great Recession
Janine Leschke and Mairéad Finn
Policy transfer and innovation for building resilient bridges to the youth labor market 
Maria Petmesidou and María González Menéndez
How do youth labor flows differ from those of older workers? 
Vladislav Flek, Martin Hála, and Martina Mysíková
How can young people’s employment quality be assessed dynamically?
Gabriella Berloffa, Eleonora Matteazzi, Gabriele Mazzolini, Alina Sandor, and Paola Villa
Youth transitions and job quality: How long should they wait and what difference does the family make? 
Marianna Filandri, Tiziana Nazio, and Jacqueline O’Reilly
The worklessness legacy: Do working mothers make a difference? 
Gabriella Berloffa, Eleonora Matteazzi, and Paola Villa
Stuck in the parental nest? The effect of the economic crisis on young Europeans’ living arrangements 
Fernanda Mazzotta and Lavinia Parisi
Income sharing and spending decisions of young people living with their parents 
Márton Medgyesi and Ildikó Nagy
What happens to young people who move to another country to find work? 
Mehtap Akguc and Miroslav Beblavý
Europe’s promise for jobs? Labor market integration of young European Union migrant citizens in Germany and the United Kingdom 
Thees F. Spreckelsen, Janine Leschke, and Martin Seeleib-Kaiser
How do labor market intermediaries help young Eastern Europeans find work? 
Renate Ortlieb and Silvana Weiss
What are the employment prospects for young Estonian and Slovak return migrants? 
Jaan Masso, Lucia Mýtna Kureková, Maryna Tverdostup, and Zuzana Zilincikova
Origins and future of the concept of NEETs in the European policy agenda 
Massimiliano Mascherini
Youth overeducation in Europe: Is there scope for a common policy approach? 
Seamus McGuinness, Adele Bergin, and Adele Whelan
Do scarring effects vary by ethnicity and gender? 
Carolina V. Zuccotti and Jacqueline O’Reilly
Do business start-ups create high-quality jobs for young people? 
Renate Ortlieb, Maura Sheehan, and Jaan Masso
Are the work values of the younger generations changing? 
Gábor Hajdu and Endre Sik
How can trade unions in Europe connect with young workers? 
Kurt Vandaele
Integrating perspectives on youth labor in transition: Economic production, social reproduction, and policy learning 
Jacqueline O’Reilly, Janine Leschke, Renate Ortlieb, Martin Seeleib-Kaiser, and Paola Villa


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