Have Unskilled Youths Become More Vulnerable to Unemployment in Switzerland?
Swiss Journal of Social Work, 11: 27-46
15 Pages Posted: 26 Nov 2010 Last revised: 16 Dec 2014
Date Written: 2011
Unskilled workers are seen as having increasing difficulties in advanced economies, where a minimal set of skills is often required even at the low end of jobs distribution. We attempt to see if any structural change has occurred in Switzerland for young workers with only compulsory schooling and how they fare compared to adults or youths with an apprenticeship. Some change seems to be visible, but it is still unclear whether the break is due to a structural change or to greater job insecurity during downturns for unskilled workers.
Keywords: Youths, Unemployment, Unskilled
JEL Classification: J24, J63
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