New Policies to Promote Youth Inclusion

Accommodation of diversity in the Nordic Welfare States

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This report examines changes over time among young adults who have experienced particular difficulties in achieving and retaining paid work in the ordinary labour market: youth with family background from non-Nordic countries and youth with disabilities in the Nordic countries. The report identifies processes and mechanisms enabling or preventing the labour market prospects of the two youth groups. The report focuses on policy measures aiming at tackling demand-side barriers to employment for the two youth groups. While available data have not made it possible to determine robust evidence of an effect (positive or negative) of the social regulation policies for the employment of vulnerable youth groups in statistical terms, the report identifies processes and mechanisms through which social regulation policies make a difference.



The employment opportunities and prospects of minority ethnic youth in the Nordic countries

Have reforms in the labour inclusion policy improved the employment prospects for minority ethnic youth in the Nordic countries? Chapter 6 examines whether we find any evidence of changes in the participation rates that can be connected to the introduction of new policy instruments in the Nordic countries in the last decade and not only fluctuations in the business cycle. Based on time series data Chapter 6 examines the employment, education and NEET rates for minority ethnic youth and compares with youth in general. The emphasis in this chapter is a comparison after country of origin – natives with native born parents and persons born in different categories of other countries and their children.


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