• Economics
  • Published 2002

Youth Unemployment in the OECD: Demographic Shifts, Labour Market Institutions and Macroeconomic Shocks. ENEPRI Working Paper No. 19, March 2003

@inproceedings{Jimeno2002YouthUI,
  title={Youth Unemployment in the OECD: Demographic Shifts, Labour Market Institutions and Macroeconomic Shocks. ENEPRI Working Paper No. 19, March 2003},
  author={Juan Francisco Jimeno and Diego Rodr{\'i}guez-Palenzuela},
  year={2002}
}
We use a panel of OECD countries to gauge the relevance of the relative size of the youth population, labour market institutions and macroeconomic shocks at explaining observed relative youth unemployment rates. We find that the fluctuations of the youth population size caused by the baby boom of the 1950s and 1960s and the subsequent decline of fertility in many European countries are positively associated with fluctuations in relative youth unemployment rates. We also find that some labour… CONTINUE READING

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