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By Sebastian Königs. The Great Recession has hit youth harder than any other group in the labour market, and the situation has improved only little since. While public debates about youth labour market outcomes tend to focus on the concerning levels of youth unemployment – around 50% in Spain and Greece, 40% in Italy, and … More Investing in Disadvantaged Youth – Challenges and Policies
By Fabio Manca. While there is a lot of discussion around the need to strengthen skills, reduce skills mismatch and promote the creation of the right skill set to boost economic growth, defining what ‘skills’ truly are remains an extremely difficult task. Translating the whole idea of ‘skills’ into an univocal indicator is even more … More Why do we need to measure skills better? Better indicators for better policies!