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The Employment of the Low-Skilled Youth in France

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  • Cahuc, Pierre

    ()
    (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris)

  • Carcillo, Stéphane

    ()
    (OECD)

  • Zimmermann, Klaus F.

    ()
    (IZA and University of Bonn)

Abstract

Youth unemployment is notoriously high in France, in particular for the low-skilled. Within the EU, only the crisis countries of Southern Europe fare worse. This report delivered to the French Council of Economic Analysis analyzes the causes and consequences of this alarming trend. In addition, drawing on the available evidence on various measures that could improve the current situation, concrete policies proposals are derived that cover the areas of vocational education, second chance programs, job search assistance, income support, employment subsidies and dismissal protection.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Policy Papers with number 64.

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Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2013
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Handle: RePEc:iza:izapps:pp64

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Keywords: labor policy; youth unemployment; minimum wage; vocational education; employment protection; France;

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  1. Cahuc, Pierre & Carcillo, Stéphane & Rinne, Ulf & Zimmermann, Klaus F., 2013. "Youth Unemployment in Old Europe: The Polar Cases of France and Germany," IZA Discussion Papers 7490, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Eichhorst, Werner & Hinte, Holger & Rinne, Ulf, 2013. "Jugendarbeitslosigkeit in Europa: Status Quo und (keine?) Perspektiven," IZA Standpunkte 57, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  3. Eichhorst, Werner & Hinte, Holger & Rinne, Ulf, 2013. "Youth Unemployment in Europe: What to Do about It?," IZA Policy Papers 65, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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