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Youth Labor Market Integration in European Regions

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Department of Sociology, University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna, Austria
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Department of Sociology & GEPS, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
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Sustainability 2020, 12(9), 3813; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12093813
Received: 14 February 2020 / Revised: 4 May 2020 / Accepted: 5 May 2020 / Published: 7 May 2020
Countries’ institutional configurations and structural characteristics play an important role in shaping transitions from school to work. Recent empirical evidence shows significant regional and territorial differences in youth unemployment and labor market participation. Along this research strand, we argue in favor of a place-sensitive approach to youth labor market integration in order to address the regional disparities of young people’s opportunities. In order to investigate the synergic effect of different contextual configurations, we construct a composite measure, namely, the youth labor market integration (YLMI) index. This considers a wide range of indicators of the access, exclusion, and duration of the transition into employment at the regional level. The YLMI index allows cross-regional and longitudinal comparisons of the European Union (EU) local labor markets and youth employment opportunities. View Full-Text
Keywords: territorial governance; school-to-work transitions; place-sensitive; EU cohesion policy; youth unemployment; territorial disparities territorial governance; school-to-work transitions; place-sensitive; EU cohesion policy; youth unemployment; territorial disparities
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Cefalo, R.; Scandurra, R.; Kazepov, Y. Youth Labor Market Integration in European Regions. Sustainability 2020, 12, 3813. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12093813

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Cefalo R, Scandurra R, Kazepov Y. Youth Labor Market Integration in European Regions. Sustainability. 2020; 12(9):3813. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12093813

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Cefalo, Ruggero, Rosario Scandurra, and Yuri Kazepov. 2020. "Youth Labor Market Integration in European Regions" Sustainability 12, no. 9: 3813. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12093813

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