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Youth Unemployment and Vocational Training

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  • Biavaschi, Costanza

    ()
    (IZA)

  • Eichhorst, Werner

    ()
    (IZA)

  • Giulietti, Corrado

    ()
    (IZA)

  • Kendzia, Michael J.

    ()
    (Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW))

  • Muravyev, Alexander

    ()
    (St. Petersburg University GSOM and IZA)

  • Pieters, Janneke

    ()
    (Wageningen University)

  • Rodríguez-Planas, Núria

    ()
    (Queens College, CUNY)

  • Schmidl, Ricarda

    ()
    (University of Mannheim)

  • Zimmermann, Klaus F.

    ()
    (IZA and University of Bonn)

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.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 6890.

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Length: 106 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2012
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Keywords: youth employment; youth unemployment; dual vocational training; vocational education and training;

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