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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

276 pages

ISBN

978-1529200102

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jul 26, 2021

Page count

276 pages

ISBN

978-1529200126

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jul 26, 2021

Page count

276 pages

ISBN

978-1529200126

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
The Growing Challenge of Youth Unemployment in Europe and America

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 socioeconomic issues.

“First austerity, now COVID-19: youth unemployment will scar the recovery and damage lives for years unless governments on both sides of the Atlantic re-examine what has worked (and what has not) to get young people into the workforce. A road map toward a better future for millions, this book is a must-read for experts and policy makers.” Josef Konvitz, University of Glasgow

"Professor Jagannathan and her collaborators use richly textured case studies to identify the institutional, political and cultural arrangements underpinning high youth unemployment in Southern Mediterranean countries, and offer practical policy insights." Marta Tienda, Princeton University

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

1. Introduction ~ Radha Jagannathan

2. Acceptable Jobs and the Epidemic of Youth Unemployment in Southern Italy ~ Maurizio Caserta, Livio Ferrante, Radha Jagannathan and Simona Monteleone

3. No Jobs, No Hope: The Future of Youth Employment in Spain ~ José L. Arco-Tirado, Francisco D. Fernández-Martín and Radha Jagannathan

4. Dirigisme Pour L’Ordinaire: Vocational Training in 21st Century France ~ Michael J. Camasso, Guillaume Moissonnier and Radha Jagannathan

5. Educating Youth for Future Unemployment in Greece ~ Radha Jagannathan and Ioanna Tsoulou

6. Labor Market Policies to Fight Youth Unemployment in Portugal: Between Statism and Experimentalism ~ Paulo Marques and Pedro Videira

7. Adaptability of the German Vocational Model to Mediterranean Countries ~ Jale Tosun, Julia Weiss, Alexa Meyer-Hamme and Marcel Katzlinger

8. US Style Entrepreneurship as a Pathway to Youth Employment: Exporting the Promise ~ Radha Jagannathan and Michael J. Camasso

9. Grading the Implementation Prospects: Where Do We Go from Here? ~ Radha Jagannathan