This report contains - for Denmark - a survey of the main barriers to employment for young people, an assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of existing measures to improve the transition from school-to-work, and a set of policy recommendations for further action by the public authorities and social partners.
The report is based on the proceedings of a seminar and is published in English only. However, a French translation of the summary and main recommendations has been included in this volume.
Table of contents:
Acronyms Summary and Recommendations Introduction Chapter 1. The Challenge Ahead -1. Demographics and main labour markets outcomes -2. Transition from school to work -3. Key points Chapter 2. Initial Education and On-the-job Training -1. The provision of education services -2. Performance of the education system -3. Strategies to improve educational attainment -4. Between school and work -5. Continuing education -6. Key points Chapter 3. Demand-Side Opportunities and Barriers -1. GDP growth and overall employment in Denmark -2. Youth employment and the business cycle -3. Starting wages and labour relations -4. Non-wage costs and other barriers to employment -5. Gender wage gap -6. Key points Chapter 4. The Role of Welfare and Activation Policies -1. The role of passive labour market measures -2. The role of activation -3. Active labour market programmes -4. Public and private employment services -5. Key points Bibliography