Labour market inequality between youth and adults: a special case?

  title={Labour market inequality between youth and adults: a special case?},
  author={Gerhard Reinecke and Damian Grimshaw},
Inequality between youth (defined here as persons aged 15 to 24 years old) and adults is a key characteristic of labour markets worldwide. In almost all countries, the youth unemployment rate is more than twice the adult rate, the risk of precarious conditions of employment tends to be higher and wages tend to be lower. Moreover, during economic crises, young workers are disproportionately affected because of their precarious labour market integration. In the absence of effective policy… CONTINUE READING


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