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Local Strategies and Initiatives to Encourage the Economic Activity and Career Development of Young People


  • Desislava Botseva

    () (University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria)


Youth unemployment is a serious problem with both economic and social nature. On the one hand, it represents unused in the national economy resource, on the other, the limited opportunity for a younger population to achieve social inclusion through participation in the economic life through production and consumption. The present study examines youth unemployment in Bulgaria as a function of the problems in a several public systems. The report proposes methods of collaboration between policies at national level and initiatives at regional and local level, aimed to effectively increase youth employment.

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  • Desislava Botseva, 2019. "Local Strategies and Initiatives to Encourage the Economic Activity and Career Development of Young People," Nauchni trudove, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria, issue 4, pages 229-242, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:nwe:natrud:y:2019:i:4:p:229-242

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    youth unemployment; local government; employment; education; regional strategies; regional development; self-government;

    JEL classification:

    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population


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