In a period of rapid social and economic change, labour markets are undergoing major transformations. This book explores the changing fortunes of young people in Europe's flexible and precarious labour markets and the range of policies that are being developed to help them deal with the problems they face.
The book draws on recent research carried out across Europe to highlight a number of key dilemmas for youth policy: what help is needed for young people and their parents in coping with lengthened transitions from school to work? What types of training and education are most effective? Is a switch from general to vocational education needed? Is workfare the right solution? The contributors, who are all leading authorities in the field, challenge the conventional wisdom in many of these areas.
The book will be of interest to those researching and studying labour markets and youth policy, and to policy-makers and practitioners in these fields.
Publisher: Policy Press
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
"... a wide-ranging and most informative portrayal of Europe's youth and their varying fortunes in the labour market." Journal of Social Policy
"Young People in Europe is a timely and important work that provides theoretical, policy and empirical perspectives on the situation of young people across the European Union. It is recommended reading for those concerned with youth issues." Claire Wallace, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna