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Youth Labour Market Performance in Spain and its Determinants

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Juan J. Dolado1, Marcel Jansen2, Florentino Felgueroso3, Andrés Fuentes, Anita Wölfl4
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  • 1: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

  • 2: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

  • 3: Universidad de Oviedo, Spain

  • 4: OECD, France

27 Mar 2013
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This paper provides both descriptive and empirical evidence about the main youth labour market problems in Spain. Using the experiences of other EU economies as a benchmark, we document the performance of Spain as regards a wide set of youth labour market dimensions. These include employment and unemployment rates, youth wages, decisions to work and study, youth mobility, type of employment contract, time to find a first job, skill mismatch, etc. Cross-country econometric evidence from different micro-datasets is reported to understand the role played by several underlying supply/demand factors which might explain the difficulties faced by the Spanish youth labour market (www.oecd.org/eco/surveys/Spain).
overqualification, youth labour market youth mobility, youth employment, Spain, youth unemployment, skill mismatch, job search, duality
JEL Classification:
  • J20: Labor and Demographic Economics / Demand and Supply of Labor / Demand and Supply of Labor: General
  • J30: Labor and Demographic Economics / Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs / Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs: General
  • J40: Labor and Demographic Economics / Particular Labor Markets / Particular Labor Markets: General
  • J60: Labor and Demographic Economics / Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers / Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers: General
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