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The EU and its member states should make apprenticeships central to their plans to tackle massive youth unemployment in Europe

Plummer, Robert (2012) The EU and its member states should make apprenticeships central to their plans to tackle massive youth unemployment in Europe. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (12 Jul 2012) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Over 24 million people are now unemployed in the EU, with 5.5 million under the age of 25. Robert Plummer argues that this unemployment is a paradox: young people have never been so well educated. Citing recent research, he finds that countries in Europe that have dual apprenticeship learning schemes have the lowest levels of youth unemployment. The EU and its Member States must now push for youth apprenticeships to give young people practical professional experience to help get them into work.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: F - International Economics > F3 - International Finance > F33 - International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J8 - Labor Standards: National and International > J80 - General
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2012 11:28
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/46125/

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