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Transitions in and out of Unemployment among Young People in the Irish Recession You or your institution have access to this content

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Auteur(s):
Elish Kelly1, Seamus McGuinness1, Philip O’Connell2, David Haugh3, Alberto González Pandiella3
Author Affiliations
  • 1: Economic and Social Research Institute, Irlande

  • 2: University College, Dublin, Irlande

  • 3: OCDE, France

Date de publication
16 août 2013
Bibliographic information
N°:
1084
Pages
22
DOI
10.1787/5k41zq81lh5k-en

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Young people have been hit hard by unemployment during the Irish recession. While much research has been undertaken to study the effects of the recession on overall labour market dynamics, little is known about the specific effects on youth unemployment and the associated challenges. This paper attempts to fill this gap by comparing the profile of transitions to work before the recession (2006) and as the economy emerged from the recession (2011). The results indicate that the rate of transition of the youth from unemployment to employment fell dramatically. The fall is not due to changes in the composition or the characteristics of the unemployed group but to changes in the external environment, which implied that the impact of certain individual characteristics changed over the course of the recession. In particular, for youth, education and nationality have become more important for finding a job in Ireland.
Mots-clés:
decomposition techniques, Ireland, youth unemployment, transitions, longitudinal data, Great recession
Classification JEL:
  • E24: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics / Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment / Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital
  • J21: Labor and Demographic Economics / Demand and Supply of Labor / Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
  • J61: Labor and Demographic Economics / Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies / Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
  • J64: Labor and Demographic Economics / Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies / Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search