The Regional Economics Applications Laboratory
Announces a Seminar by:

André Carrascal Incera

University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

 "A labor Structural Decomposition Analysis 
of the youth employment in Europe"





Davenport Hall


Abstract: In 2011, the number of youths employed in European countries (EU15) was 10% below its level in 1995. This paper proposes a labor SDA model to analyze and compare the main sources of the recent decline in youth workforce during this period (1995–2011). Therefore, an input-output decomposition of the employment into changes in intermediate inputs, changes in the final demand (disaggregated by four different categories) and changes in labor requirements is presented. Moreover, the labor requirements ratio is further decomposed, introducing changes in the degree of utilization of the youth labor force, changes in the age mix of each sector and changes in overall sectoral labor productivity. Results indicate that the age mix (especially for the Mediterranean countries during the years of the actual crisis) and the increase of sectoral labor productivity are the main factors behind the great decrease of the European youth employment.
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