Policy Press

Youth Employment

STYLE Handbook

Edited by Jacqueline O'Reilly, Clémentine Moyart, Tiziana Nazio and Mark Smith


Sep 19, 2018

Page count

274 pages




234 x 156 mm


Policy Press
Youth Employment

After the financial crisis of 2008 youth unemployment soared across Europe, leaving a generation of highly qualified young people frustrated in their search for secure, meaningful work.

With contributions from over 90 authors and more than 60 individual contributions this collection summarises the findings of a large-scale EU funding project on Strategic Transitions for Youth Labour in Europe (STYLE).

Including the often overlooked and unheard voices of young people themselves, this eclectic range of contributions discuss the distinctive characteristics of the current phase of youth employment.

It provides a comprehensive analysis of the causes of European youth unemployment and assesses the effectiveness of labour market policies across the region.

Jacqueline O’Reilly, is the STYLE project coordinator, and Professor of Comparative Human Resource Management at the University of Sussex Business School.

Clémentine Moyart is the Social Inclusion Coordinator at the Brussels Office of the Belgian Red Cross

Tiziana Nazio is Marie Curie Research Fellow at WZB Berlin Social Science Center and Affiliate Fellow at Collegio Carlo Alberto

Mark Smith is Professor of Human Resource Management and Dean of Faculty at Grenoble Ecole de Management, France.

Introduction: Strategic transitions for youth labour in Europe~Jacqueline O’Reilly, Mark Smith, Tiziana Nazio and Clémentine Moyart;

Young People’s attitudes and values;

Which countries perform best and why?;

What can we learn about policy innovation?;

Sills and education mismatch;

Migration and mobility;

Family matters;

Flexible working and precariousness;

Inspirational music and film.