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

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