The EU Parliament and other EU institutions are considering very seriously the possibility to adopt for all member states a model of management of the labor market that is typical of the Central and Northern European countries. With the obligation of the state to provide young people with a job, training or educational opportunity within [...]
Youth Unemployment in Italy at the Time of the Great Recession: Labor Market Liberalization or Educational Reform?
The Great Recession, so to use the expression that the Nobel laureate Paul Krugman has proposed, has, on the one hand, exacerbated the old weaknesses of the country’ school-to-work transition system and, on the other hand, added new reasons of concern. In fact, it has dramatically further increased both the absolute and the relative disadvantage [...]
Italy is not much different from other EU countries, and in particular South European countries, as to the recent evolution of the youth unemployment rate (YUR) at the time of the Great Recession. Figure 1 shows the progression of the youth and adult unemployment rates (YUR and AUR since now) by gender from 1993 till [...]