Youth unemployment and social exclusion in Europe: A comparative study

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9781861343697: Youth unemployment and social exclusion in Europe: A comparative study

This important new book presents the findings of the first comparative study of unemployed youth in Europe using a large and original data set. It addresses some of the key questions around the issue including: How do young people cope with unemployment? Does unemployment lead to social exclusion of young people, implying a withdrawal from society, financial deprivation and social isolation?[vbTab]Drawing on a research sample of over 17000 young unemployed people in ten European countries, the book examines how different welfare strategies and labour market policies in different countries influence the risk of social exclusion among unemployed youth.

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Torild Hammer, Norwegian Social Research (NOVA)


This book, by a team of Europe's leading youth researchers, is a must for anyone with an interest in youth policy. It goes beyond comparing unemployment rates by examining differences in benefit eligibility and levels and the social profiles of the young unemployed. It also identifies the conditions under which youth unemployment is most and least likely to lead to long-term social exclusion. Ken Roberts, Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work Studies, University of Liverpool

... recommended reading for everyone who is interested in the situation of young unemployed people in Europe. Journal of Social Policy

... important and timely. Youth & Policy

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