Jobs for Youth/Des emplois pour les jeunes: Denmark 2010

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This report contains - for Denmark - a survey of the main barriers to employment for young people, an assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of existing measures to improve the transition from school-to-work, and a set of policy recommendations for further action by the public authorities and social partners.  

The report is based on the proceedings of a seminar and is published in English only. However, a French translation of the summary and main recommendations has been included in this volume.



The role of welfare and activation policies

Under normal economic circumstances, active labour market programmes (ALMPs), such as job-search assistance, training and employment incentive schemes, play an important role during the schoolto- work transition period for youth, especially for the low-skilled ones. During an economic recession that significantly reduces job opportunities for the labour-market entrants, an adequate safety net in combination with well-designed ALMPs is important to preventing youth poverty, disengagement from the labour market and human capital depreciation. Effective ALMPs can also contribute to rapid (re)integration into employment, once the economic growth picks up again.


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