EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Youth Unemployment and Vocational Training

Costanza Biavaschi (), Werner Eichhorst (), Corrado Giulietti (), Michael J. Kendzia (), Alexander Muravyev (), Janneke Pieters, Núria Rodriguez-Planas (), Ricarda Schmidl () and Klaus Zimmermann ()
Additional contact information
Alexander Muravyev: Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg Branch
Ricarda Schmidl: PwC Deutschland

Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Александр Муравьев ()

No 6890, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: This paper focuses on the determinants of the labor market situation of young people in developed countries and the developing world, with a special emphasis on the role of vocational training and education policies. We highlight the role of demographic factors, economic growth and labor market institutions in explaining young people's transition into work. We then assess differences in the setup and functioning of the vocational education and training policies in major world regions, as an important driver of differential labor market situation of youth. Based on our analysis we argue in favor of vocational education and training systems combining work experience and general education and give some policy recommendations regarding the implementation of education and training systems adapted to a country's economic and institutional context.

Keywords: vocational education and training; dual vocational training; youth employment; youth unemployment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I25 J24 O17 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 106 pages
Date: 2012-10
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cwa, nep-lma and nep-ltv
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (62) Track citations by RSS feed

Published - substantially revised version published in: Foundations and Trends in Microeconomics, 2013, 9 (1-2), 1-157 [journal version]

Downloads: (external link)
https://docs.iza.org/dp6890.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Journal Article: Youth Unemployment and Vocational Training (2013) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:iza:izadps:dp6890

Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from
IZA, Margard Ody, P.O. Box 7240, D-53072 Bonn, Germany

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) IZA, P.O. Box 7240, D-53072 Bonn, Germany. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Holger Hinte ().

 
Page updated 2021-11-25
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp6890