Broschinski, Sven and Assmann, Marie-Luise (2021) The relevance of public employment services for the labour market integration of low-qualified young people: a cross-European perspective. European societies, 23 (1). pp. 46-70. ISSN 1461-6696 - 1469-8307

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In the wake of the Great Recession, youth labour market integration has become a central issue in both national as well as EU policy, e.g. in connection with the European Youth Guarantee. In this context, public employment services (PES) are considered central actors in promoting youth labour market integration. However, since international comparative analyses are scarce and the role of institutions and policies is thus rarely explicated, it is still an open empirical question whether and in which context PES can fulfil such a key role. Therefore, we analyse two questions based on the EU-LFS 2016 ad-hoc module: (i) How relevant is PES support to young people with different educational levels in finding a job? (ii) How do differences in the educational system and in labour market policies shape the relevance of PES support across Europe? This study illustrates that in countries with highly stratified, standardised and vocational-specific educational systems the relevance of PES is comparatively high in particular for the low-qualified. Thus, those countries have good reasons to strengthen PES to support the most disadvantaged and to combat labour market inequalities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Youth unemployment public employment services job search crisis multilevel analysis active labour market policy
Subjects: Social sciences > Statistics
Social sciences > Political science
Social sciences > Economics
Social sciences > Social problems, social services, insurance
Social sciences > Education
Divisions: School of Educational and Social Sciences > Department of Social Sciences
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2021 12:15
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2021 12:15
URN: urn:nbn:de:gbv:715-oops-48578
DOI: 10.1080/14616696.2020.1764998

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