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The Employment of the Low-Skilled Youth in France
by Pierre Cahuc, Stéphane Carcillo, Klaus F. Zimmermann
(June 2013)
official translation of a report delivered to the French Council of Economic Analysis and the French Prime Minister

Abstract:
Youth unemployment is notoriously high in France, in particular for the low-skilled. Within the EU, only the crisis countries of Southern Europe fare worse. This report delivered to the French Council of Economic Analysis analyzes the causes and consequences of this alarming trend. In addition, drawing on the available evidence on various measures that could improve the current situation, concrete policies proposals are derived that cover the areas of vocational education, second chance programs, job search assistance, income support, employment subsidies and dismissal protection.

Text: See Policy Paper No. 64