The Impact of the Economic Crisis on Youth Labour Markets in Europe
Concerns have been raised that the recent economic crisis has particularly hit young people creating a “lost generation”. This research project will test this hypothesis by analysing how the crisis has altered youth labour chances in Europe. Specifically, we investigate (non-)employment dynamics, the quality of jobs as well as career consequences of non-employment spells and precarious jobs. By studying different European societies and regions before, during and after the crisis, we have the rare opportunity to obtain fundamentally new insights about how economic conditions shape youths’ labour market chances and whether these effects are mediated by the institutional context and policy responses.