Job insecurity has been gaining research and policy attention throughout the two last decades.
However, its definition and conceptualisation remain open questions within the relevant
literature. When it comes to
measuring early job insecurity and patterns of school-to-work
transition, several methodological approaches have been proposed. Methods and variables
largely depend on existing data sources. National databases have been developed in a
way hindering comparability between different countries. Despite the
existence of internationally comparable datasets that cover the EU and EEA countries, these
datasets are characterised by specific limitations and constraints that render the detection of
comparable transition patterns a difficult yet extremely challenging task.