Promoting workplace-based training to fight youth unemployment in three EU countries: different strategies, different results?
International Journal of Social Welfare
Estados Unidos da América
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During the economic crisis, youth unemployment grew exponentially in many European countries. It was argued that countries with a high level of firm involvement in the provision of initial vocational training were better equipped to address this problem. Boosting workplace‐based training was therefore seen as the right strategy to tackle unemployment. Using Denmark, Spain and the UK as case studies, this article analyses how countries with different skill formation systems have improved this type of training. While the UK reinforced the voluntaristic character of its training regime, Denmark improved the quality of its vocational education, and Spain made reforms to the training and apprenticeship contract. Interestingly, the countries achieved different results. To explain this divergence, it is argued that while the reforms made in the UK and Denmark were compatible with the national institutions and coordination mechanisms, this was not the case in Spain, where reforms were implemented in a non‐complementary way.
Youth unemployment,Coordination,Workplacebased training,Vocational training,Varieties of Capitalism (VoC),Denmark,Spain,UK
Classificação Fields of Science and Technology
- Sociologia - Ciências Sociais
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|Referência de financiamento||Entidade Financiadora|
|UID/SOC/03127/2013||Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia|