Publication; Social Activism of Athens
Edited by; Ellen Kalisperati –Sociologist
Youth unemployment in Europe: More complicated than it looks Jacob Funk Kirkegaard
Ανεργία στους νέους στην Ευρώπη: Πιο περίπλοκη από ότι φαίνεται
Youth unemployment in the Eurozone looks like a social and economic disaster in the making – 30%, 40%, even 50% of young people sitting on their hands instead of building skills and experience. This column argues the headline numbers are misleading.
Unemployment in Europe: get the figures for every country
Η ανεργία στην Ευρώπη: Δείτε τα στοιχεία για κάθε χωρα
Today’s unemployment data rather takes the shine off recent claims that the eurozone crisis is over. The immediate threat to the single currency has receded, but politicians and policymakers still face an ailing economy. Initiatives such as a banking union or the ECB’s bond-buying programme may hold the eurozone together, but they don’t deliver the hope of immediate growth.
Explaining European Unemployment Olivier J. Blanchard
Εξηγώντας την ανεργία στην Ευρώπη
Europe over the last 30 years must confront the following set of facts: First, high unemployment is not a European trait. Until the end of the 1960s, unemployment was very low in Europe and the talk then was of the “European unemployment miracle.” The miracle came to an end in the 1970s, when unemployment steadily increased. It kept increasing in the 1980s. It appeared to turn around in the mid-1990s, but the decline is (temporarily?) on hold.