The policies of unemployment protection in Europe : The Policies of Unemployment Protection in Europe?
International Journal of Social Welfare
GB : Blackwell Publishing
287 - 289 p.
: youth unemployment regime, unemployment pro- tection, national patterns of youth unemployment, activation policies, comparative research, European Union
The abundant literature on welfare state policies, regimes or ‘worlds’ has been only limitedly interested in unemployment protection, and even less in youth unemployment protection. What is clearly lacking in the literature is an updated analysis of the most recent policies developed in European countries targeting youth. This mini-symposium aims to fill in this gap by presenting findings from an EU-funded research project entitled ‘Youth, Unemployment and Exclusion in Europe: A Multidimensional Approach to Understanding the Conditions and Prospects for Social and Political Integration of Young Unemployed’ (YOUNEX). The main aim of the research endeavour was to develop theory and contribute to empirical knowledge concerning the social and political exclusion of unemployed youth in Europe.