Policy Legacies III: Labour Market Policies

Session Organizers:
Werner Eichhorst and Jacqueline A O'Reilly
Friday, 3 July 2015: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
TW2.1.01 (Tower Two)
This panel examines how effectively policy makers are responding to the recent rises in youth unemployment. It examines supply and demand side policies addressing family inequalities, reforms to apprenticeships and active labour market policies for youth, in particular assessing these against the backdrop of the EU youth employment package and the ‘youth guarantee’. Papers can address both the political economy of labour market (de)regulation and the socio-economic consequences of segmented labour markets. They can focus on program design and implementation in different countries or sectors , but also on assessing the effectiveness of such policy innovations.
Structural Constrains, Social Policies and Youth Unemployment
Sebastian Sarasa, University of Pompeu Fabra
Understanding the Policy Assumptions Made in Youth Employment Activation from a Capability Approach
Valerie Egdell, Edinburgh Napier University; Robert Raeside, Edinburgh Napier University; Helen Graham, Edinburgh Napier University
Plus ça Change…? Innovation and Continuity in UK Youth Employment Policy in the Context of the Great Recession and Its Aftermath
Arianna Tassinari, Institute for Employment Studies; Sam Swift, Institute for Employment Studies; Kari Hadjivassiliou, Institute for Employment Studies