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This Time It's Different? Youth Labour Markets During 'The Great Recession'

  • O'Higgins, Niall

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    (University of Salerno)

This paper looks at the effects of the 'Great Recession' on young people's labour market experiences in the European Union. The paper documents some of the key characteristics of young people's labour market experiences during the current recession and then seeks to provide some explanations of these applying both cross-section and time series rolling regression models in order, in particular, to better understand the role of labour market institutions as a determining factor of differing experiences across countries. The analysis finds that labour market flexibility contributed significantly to the negative consequences felt by young people during the recession.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2012
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Publication status: published in: Comparative Economic Studies, 2012, 54 (2), 395-412
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp6434
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