The recent recession has led to an ongoing crisis in the youth labour market in Europe. This timely book deals with a number of areas related to the context, choices and experiences of young people, the consequences of which resonate throughout their lives. The focus of the contributions to this volume is on issues which, whilst undoubtedly important, have thus far received less attention than they arguably deserve.

The first part of the book is concerned with issues related to education and training, covering matters such as the role of monopsony in training, the consequences of over-education, and the quality of educational institutions from primary to tertiary. The second part is primarily concerned with the long-term consequences of short-term choices and experiences including contributions on health-related choices, health consequences later in life, factors affecting the home-leaving decision, as well as an analysis of the increasing intergenerational transmission of inequality; a trend which accelerated during the recession. The last part of the book deals with issues related to youth unemployment and NEET – the direct consequence of the recession.

This book contains a number of innovative analyses reporting significant findings that contrast with standard models. Some of the more interesting results directly contradict conventional wisdom on a number of topics from the importance of monopsony in training markets to the importance of transitory income changes on consumption of addictive goods. This book is suitable for those who study labor economics, political economy as well as employment and unemployment.

chapter 1|9 pages

Editors’ introduction

ByO’Higgins Niall, Coppola Gianluigi
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part I|98 pages

Education and training

chapter 2|23 pages

Monopsony power and work-based training

ByRyan Paul
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chapter 3|15 pages


A disease of the school-to-work transition system
ByCaroleo Floro Ernesto, Pastore Francesco
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chapter 4|18 pages

Should I stay or should I go? Dropping out from university

An empirical analysis of students’ performances
ByZotti Roberto
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chapter 5|14 pages

University dropout rates in Italy

ByGitto Lara, Minervini Leo Fulvio, Monaco Luisa
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chapter 6|20 pages

The future has early roots

Learning outcomes and school effectiveness in Tuscany’s primary education system
ByConti Enrico, Duranti Silvia, Rampichini Carla, Sciclone Nicola
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part II|116 pages

Short-term choices with long-term consequences

chapter 7|17 pages

Smoking, drinking, never thinking of tomorrow

Income and risky choices amongst young adults in the UK
ByCoppola Gianluigi, O’Higgins Niall, Pinto Claudio
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chapter 8|18 pages

Obesity and economic performance of young workers in Italy

ByS. F. Giovanni, Floro Ernesto Caroleo Bruno, Dessy Orietta
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chapter 9|24 pages

Leaving home and housing prices

The experience of Italian youth emancipation
ByModena Francesca, Rondinelli Concetta
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chapter 10|25 pages

Leaving home and poverty before and after the economic crisis in southern European countries

ByMazzotta Fernanda, Parisi Lavinia
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chapter 11|13 pages

Youth unemployment and health over 50

Evidence for the European countries
ByDessy Orietta
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chapter 12|17 pages

Intergenerational equity and intergenerational mobility in Italy

An analysis from SHIW
ByRoccisano Federica
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part III|63 pages

Youth labour markets, NEET and the crisis

chapter 13|22 pages

Youth re-employment probabilities in a gender perspective

The case of Italy
ByMussida Chiara, Sciulli Dario
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chapter 14|23 pages

The regional impact of the crisis on young people in different EU countries

ByS. F. Bruno Giovanni, Marelli Enrico, Signorelli Marcello
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chapter 15|16 pages

Young people in transitions

Conditions, indicators and policy implications. To NEET or not to NEET?
ByCavalca Guido
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