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The Impact of Youth Unemployment Policy: A Shift of Workers into the Skilled Labour Force


  • Trine Filges
  • Birthe Larsen


This paper examines the impact on unemployment, wages, distribution and welfare of Youth Unemployment Programmes (YUPs). The aim of YUPs is to increase the number of young people acquiring skills and thereby reduce unemployment. We consider the assumption of a completely successful YUP, which delivers higher skills, and analyse what happens when the number of skilled workers increases relative to the number of unskilled workers. The analysis uses a search model with heterogeneous workers and jobs. Copyright 2004 CEIS, Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini and Blackwell Publishing Ltd..

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  • Trine Filges & Birthe Larsen, 2004. "The Impact of Youth Unemployment Policy: A Shift of Workers into the Skilled Labour Force," LABOUR, CEIS, vol. 18(3), pages 379-414, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:labour:v:18:y:2004:i:3:p:379-414

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    1. Glatt, Jordan & Wunnava, Phanindra V., 2016. "Help Not Wanted: The Dismal Science of Youth Unemployment's Scarring Effect," IZA Discussion Papers 10069, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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