December 2016

IZA Policy Paper No. 119: Promoting Youth Employment in Europe: Evidence-based Policy Lessons

published in: Miguel Angel Malo and Almudena Moreno Minguez (eds.): Youth Labour Markets. Problems and Policies. Cham: Springer, 2018, 189-204 [Info & Abstract]

Youth unemployment has become a severe economic and societal problem in many European countries. Based on the existing empirical evidence on different policy options, this chapter draws lessons for future policy making in order to effectively promote youth employment in Europe. In conclusion, one should not be overly optimistic by expecting any short-term remedies. Although effective policy tools are available, they largely require forward-looking structural reforms.