Youth Labor in Transition: Inequalities, Mobility, and Policies in Europe

ISBN : 9780190864798

Jacqueline O'Reilly; Janine Leschke; Renate Ortlieb; Martin Seeleib-Kaiser; Paola Villa
760 ページ
156 x 235 mm

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. Exacerbated by the Great Recession, youth transitions to employment and adulthood have become increasingly protracted, precarious, and differentiated by gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Youth Labor in Transition examines young people's integration into employment, alongside the decisions and consequences of migrating to find work and later returning home. The authors identify key challenges for the future concerning overeducation, self-employment, and ethnicity, as well values and attitudes of young people and how they identify with trade unions. Collectively, the authors illustrate the need to encompass a wider understanding of youth employment and job insecurity by including an analysis of economic production and how it relates to social reproduction of labor if policy intervention is to be effective. The mapping and extensive analysis in this book are the result of a three-and-a-half year, European Union-funded research project ("STYLE"-Strategic Transitions for Youth Labour in Europe) coordinated by the volume editors. With an overall budget of just under $e5 million and involving 25 research partners; an international advisory network and local advisory boards of employers, unions, policymakers; and non-governmental organizations from over 20 European countries, STYLE is one of the largest European Commission-funded research projects to exist on this topic.


Chapter 1: Comparing Youth Transitions in Europe: Joblessness, Insecurity, Institutions, and Inequality
Jacqueline O'Reilly, Janine Leschke, Renate Ortlieb, Martin Seeleib-Kaiser, and Paola Villa
Chapter 2: Where Do Young People Work?
Raffaele Grotti, Helen Russell, and Jacqueline O'Reilly
Chapter 3: How Does the Performance of School-To-Work Transition Regimes Vary in the European Union?
Kari P. Hadjivassiliou, Arianna Tassinari, Werner Eichhorst, and Florian Wozny
Chapter 4: Stressed Economies, Distressed Policies, and Distraught Young People: European Policies and Outcomes from a Youth Perspective
Mark Smith, Janine Leschke, Helen Russell, and Paola Villa
Chapter 5: Labor Market Flexibility and Income Security: Changes for European Youth During the Great Recession
Janine Leschke and Mairead Finn
Chapter 6: Policy Transfer and Innovation for Building Resilient Bridges to the Youth Labor Market
Maria Petmesidou and Maria Gonzalez Menendez
Chapter 7: Youth Labor Flows Differ from Those of Older Workers?
Vladislav Flek, Martin Hala, and Martina Mysikova
Chapter 8: How Can Young People's Employment Quality Be Assessed Dynamically?
Gabriella Berloffa, Eleonora Matteazzi, Gabriele Mazzolini, Alina Sandor, and Paola Villa
Chapter 9: Youth Transitions and Job Quality: How Long Should They Wait and What Difference Does the Family Make?
Marianna Filandri, Tiziana Nazio, and Jacqueline O'Reilly
Chapter 10: The Worklessness Legacy: Do Working Mothers Make a Difference?
Gabriella Berloffa, Eleonora Matteazzi, and Paola Villa
Chapter 11: Stuck in the Parental Nest? The Effect of the Economic Crisis on Young Europeans' Living Arrangements
Fernanda Mazzotta and Lavinia Parisi
Chapter 12: Income Sharing and Spending Decisions of Young People Living with Their Parents
Marton Medgyesi and Ildiko Nagy
Chapter 13: What Happens to Young People Who Move Country to Find Work?
Mehtap Akguc and Miroslav Beblavy
Chapter 14: Europe's Promise for Jobs? Labor Market Integration of Young EU Migrant Citizens in Germany and the United Kingdom
Thees Spreckelsen, Janine Leschke, and Martin Seeleib-Kaiser
Chapter 15: How Do Labor Market Intermediaries Help Young Eastern Europeans Find Work?
Renate Ortlieb and Silvana Weiss
Chapter 16: What Are the Employment Prospects for Young Estonian and Slovak Return Migrants?
Jaan Masso, Lucia Mytna Kurekova, Maryna Tverdostup, and Zuzana Zilincikova
Chapter 17: Origins and Future of the Concept of NEETs in the European Policy Agenda
Massimiliano Mascherini
Chapter 18: Overeducation in Europe: Is There Scope for a Common Policy Approach?
Seamus McGuinness, Adele Bergin, and Adele Whelan
Chapter 19: Do Scarring Effects Vary by Ethnicity and Gender?
Carolina V. Zuccotti and Jacqueline O'Reilly
Chapter 20: Do Business Start-Ups Create High-Quality Jobs for Young People?
Renate Ortlieb, Maura Sheehan, and Jaan Masso
Chapter 21: Are the Work Values of the Younger Generations Changing?
Gabor Hajdu and Endre Sik
Chapter 22: How Can Trade Unions in Europe Connect with Young Workers?
Kurt Vandaele
Chapter 23: Integrating Perspectives on Youth Labor in Transition: Economic Production, Social Reproduction, and Policy Learning
Jacqueline O'Reilly, Janine Leschke, Renate Ortlieb, Martin Seeleib-Kaiser, and Paola Villa


Jacqueline O'Reilly, PhD, is Full Professor at the University of Sussex Business School, UK; Chair of the Editorial Board for Work, Employment and Society; and member of the Executive Council of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics. Janine Leschke, PhD, is Associate Professor at the Department of Business and Politics at Copenhagen Business School and Head of the Doctoral School of Organisation and Management Studies. Renate Ortlieb, PhD, MSc, is Professor of Human Resource Management and Head of the Department of Human Resource Management at the University of Graz, Austria. She is Editor-in-Chief of the German Journal of Human Resource Management. Martin Seeleib-Kaiser, PhD, MA, is Professor of Comparative Public Policy in the Institute of Political Science at Eberhard Karls Universitat Tubingen, Germany. Paola Villa, PhD, is Full Professor of Applied Economics in the Department of Economics and Management at the University of Trento, Italy.