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The Growing Challenge of Youth Unemployment in Europe and America

A Cross-Cultural Perspective

By Radha Jagannathan

Published

Jul 26, 2021

Page count

304 pages

ISBN

978-1529200102

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jul 26, 2021

Page count

304 pages

ISBN

978-1529200126

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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    Much of the literature that addresses youth unemployment has been framed within an economic paradigm and much less attention has been focused on the role played by country-specific value orientations in structuring economic activity.

    Drawing on extensive fieldwork research and the work of experts in Europe and the United States, this book provides a culturally nuanced analysis of key issues relating to youth unemployment.

    Examining the causes and consequences of youth unemployment, it explores ways forward to promote economic self-sufficiency. This pioneering work offers invaluable tailored policy solutions to tackle one of today’s most important socio-economic issues.

    Radhha Jagannathan is Professor of Statistics at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

    Chapter 1: Introduction ~ Radha Jagannathan

    Chapter 2: Acceptable jobs and the epidemic of youth unemployment in Southern Italy ~ Maurizio Caserta, Livio Ferrante, Radha Jagannathan and Simona Monteleone

    Chapter 3: No jobs, no hope: The future of youth employment in Spain ~ José L. Arco-Tirado, Francisco D. Fernández-Martín and Radha Jagannathan

    Chapter 4: Dirigisme pour l'ordinaire: Vocational training in 21st century France ~ Michael J. Camasso, Guillaume Moissonnier and Radha Jagannathan

    Chapter 5: Educating youth for future unemployment in Greece ~ Radha Jagannathan and Ioanna Tsoulou

    Chapter 6: Labour market policies to fight youth unemployment in Portugal: Between statism and experimentalism ~ Paulo Marques and Pedro Videira

    Chapter 7: Adaptability of the German vocational model to Mediterranean countries ~ Jale Tosun, Julia Weiss, Alexa Meyer-Hamme and Marcel Katzlinger

    Chapter 8: U.S. style entrepreneurship as a pathway to youth employment: Exportingthe promise ~ Radha Jagannathan and Michael J. Camasso

    Chapter 9: Grading the Implementation Prospects: Where Do We Go From Here? ~ Radha Jagannathan