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Sustainability 2015, 7(3), 2623-2643;

“Greening” the Youth Employment—A Chance for Sustainable Development

Department of Economics and Economic Policy, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romana Square, No.6, 010374 Bucharest, Romania
Department of Economics, Hyperion University, Calea Calarasi, No. 169, 030615 Bucharest, Romania
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editors: Marc A. Rosen, Popescu Gheorghe and Andrei Jean Vasile
Received: 21 November 2014 / Revised: 28 January 2015 / Accepted: 26 February 2015 / Published: 3 March 2015
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Currently, at the European Union level, there has been an increase in unemployment, especially youth unemployment, as a result of certain imbalances in the labor market, exacerbated by the current financial and economic crisis. The sustainable economic development of each country is strongly influenced by the human resource in the context in which it is sought the creation of a strong, competitive and prosperous Europe. The human resource and especially young people are the most precious wealth of a nation. Therefore, solving the problem of youth unemployment is a matter of great concern and requires bringing to the forefront modern employment policies correlated with the economic reality, to which the EU attaches increasingly more importance, namely promoting green employment in a green economy. Our paper begins by analyzing the evolution, causes and differences recorded at the European Union level on the size and structure of youth unemployment and it ends with identifying some measures to reduce it, in the context of European sustainable development. The conclusions in our research highlight the importance of employment policies at both the micro and macro level and show the positive role of active policies, investment in education and green employment. View Full-Text
Keywords: youth unemployment; sustainable development; economic crisis; education; green employment; green jobs; European employment policies youth unemployment; sustainable development; economic crisis; education; green employment; green jobs; European employment policies

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Aceleanu, M.I.; Serban, A.C.; Burghelea, C. “Greening” the Youth Employment—A Chance for Sustainable Development. Sustainability 2015, 7, 2623-2643.

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