Not studying or working. A challenge for public policy?

policy paper

Mateusz Smoter


Although labour market conditions are favourable, 750,000 young people in Poland are not in education, employment or training (NEET). Long-term unemployment at a young age may have negative social and economic consequences. Increasing the level of employment is desirable for demographic reasons. Activating this group of people represents a public policy challenge, since most of them are not looking for employment, and therefore do not receive support from labour market institutions.

keywords: youth employment, NEET

JEL codes: J210 , J6

year: 2019

language: English

thematic categories: youth unemployment

publishing series: IBS Policy Paper

publication number: 03/2019

ISSN: 2451-4365

additional information: I would like to thank Jan Rutkowski for support in preparing this policy paper and Iga Magda for helpful remarks and comments. The content of this publication reflects the opinions of the author, which may diverge from the position of the Institute for Structural Research. The usual disclaimers apply. Own work based on Eurostat and Statistics Poland (GUS) data. These institutions are not liable for the presented results and conclusions.

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