Start-up support for young people in the EU: From implementation to evaluation

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13 April 2016
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13 April 2016
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Authors: 
Riso, Sara

Abstract

Against a background of high youth unemployment, policymakers are paying more attention to encouraging young people to start their own businesses as a means of easing their entry into the labour market. As part of the Youth Guarantee, launched in 2013, several Member States have introduced start-up support measures for young job-seekers. However, these measures vary considerably in terms of their content, delivery and aims. This report provides an overview of the current start-up support measures targeted at young people, as well as other more general measures that have relevance for them. It also reviews evaluations of the impact of selected start-up support measures. In doing so, it highlights some of the key methodological issues and limitations of the evaluation exercise. An executive summary is available - see Related content.

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    Number of Pages: 
    80
    Reference No: 
    EF1609
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1422-8
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-02-16-243-EN-C
    DOI: 
    10.2806/075998
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    Start-up support for young people in the EU: From implementation to evaluation

    Authors: 
    Riso, Sara

    Against a background of high youth unemployment, policymakers are paying more attention to encouraging young people to start their own businesses as a means of easing their entry into the labour market.

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  • Executive summary

    Reference No: 
    EF16091
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    Start-up support for young people in the EU: From implementation to evaluation - Executive summary

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    Young people have been hit hardest by the Great Recession. In 2014, the unemployment rate for those aged 15–29 was more than seven percentage points higher than the total unemployment rate. Promoting entrepreneurship has become an increasingly accepted policy tool for reducing unemployment and creating sustainable jobs. However, entrepreneurship is not in itself a solution to youth unemployment and is not without its own risks. Although European data show that a higher proportion of young people generally express a preference for self-employment than older age groups, the self-employment rate for young people in the EU is particularly low. This may be down to specific barriers that they face when starting a business. Read more in the report - see Related content.

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