The recent recession in the UK led to only a modest fall in employment, but unemployment was disproportionately concentrated among young people. This chapter discusses the three main policy responses to high youth unemployment. The first focused on raising educational participation in the 16-19 age group. Second, programmes were designed to provide work experience, including wage subsidies, especially for disadvantaged youths. Third, there has been a push to increase apprenticeships for young people, though with limited success.
|Number of pages
|Geneva Reports on the World Economy
|Published - 1 Jan 2015
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)