NEGOTIATE WP no 3.2 The careers of young people in Europe during the economic crisis: Identifying risk factors

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Publication date

  • 2016-02-28

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  • NEGOTIATE Working Paper;No. 3.2


  • © 2016 – NEGOTIATE. All rights reserved Published by NEGOTIATE HiOA in Februar 2016


  • In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in the study of young people’s careers in Europe and the identification of the risk factors influencing them. The study of transitions between labour market states and the measurement of the school-to-work transition probabilities has become of utmost importance, since young people’s pathways from school to sustained work have become rough and unpredictable. The probability of someone who has concluded full-time education to move successfully into full-time occupation seems to decrease, while, on the other hand, the probability of engaging into a part-time or temporary job increases. Emphasis should therefore be given to the estimation of different indicators that can be used in order to capture the extent and forms of job insecurity. Several methodological approaches are proposed in the present study, taking advantage of existing data sources, crosssectional and longitudinal, so as to provide a full picture of early job insecurity in all European countries and its relation to a number of socio-demographic variables that might be influencing its magnitude. The results uncover that there are important differences between countries, when all estimated early job insecurity indicators are taken into account.