The research aims at providing new knowledge on the causes, processes, and perspectives for change related to social and political exclusion of unemployed youth. It provides an integrated approach to the study of unemployment effects on youth exclusion from social and political spheres.

The research has three main components: a multidimensional theoretical framework integrating different explanatory factors; a comparative design including countries with different institutional approaches to unemployment; an integrated methodological approach based on multiple sources and methods.

The findings show that precarious and unemployed youth have very different political opportunities, depending on the country they live in. In all countries, civil society organizations support the integration of young unemployed and precarious workers.

Unemployment and precariousness should be dealt with at all levels (international, national, regional), including all relevant stakeholders (policy-makers, practitioners, unemployed) and taking into account all related issues (unemployment benefits, social aid, labor market regulations, child care, education, etc.)

Contributors
Marco Giugni,  Universit√§t Siegen Universit√† Commerciale Luigi Bocconi Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques Karlstads universitet Polskie Towarzystwo Socjologiczne
  
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