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Youth Unemployment and Health

A Comparison of Six European Countries

  • Thomas Kieselbach

Part of the Psychology of Social Inequality book series (PSYCHSU, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-8
  2. Introduction

    1. Thomas Kieselbach
      Pages 9-14
  3. Comparative Report

    1. Thomas Kieselbach, Gert Beelmann, Andrea Stitzel
      Pages 15-34
  4. Annex 1: Understanding the health consequences of unemployment — the finance/shame model

    1. Bengt Starrin, Ulla Rantakeisu, Erik Forsberg, Marina Kalander-Blomqvist
      Pages 35-42
  5. Annex 2: Youth unemployment and suicidal behaviour: A review of the literature

    1. Kees van Heeringen, Wouter Vanderplasschen
      Pages 43-50
  6. National Reports on Youth Unemployment and Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Bengt Starrin, Marina Kalander-Blomqvist, Erik Forsberg, Ulla Rantakeisu
      Pages 53-69
    3. Kees van Heeringen, Wouter Vanderplasschen
      Pages 71-107
    4. Thomas Kieselbach, Gert Beelmann
      Pages 109-136
    5. Katerina Sokou, Valentine Papantoniou
      Pages 137-152
    6. Michele La Rosa, Vando Borghi
      Pages 153-174
    7. Louis Lemkow, Josep Espluga
      Pages 175-205
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 207-232

About this book


Youth unemployment has become one of the most crucial social problems in many EU countries. In the 90s it can be observed that in most Western countries, the rate of youth unemployment have risen dramatically, in some of these countries the unemployment problem can be considered primarily a problem of refused entry to the labour market for members of the younger generation. This development increases the risk of psychosocial impairment to the individuals affected as well as to the social fabric in general.
The present volume draws attention to the health effects of long-term youth unemployment in six European countries. It is based upon the results of an international research project (Youth Unemployment and Social Exclusion: Dimensions, Subjective Experiences, and Innovative Institutional Responses in Six Countries of the EU) (YUSEDER) conducted in the framework of the research programme Targeted Socio-Economic Research (TSER) of the European Commission. Partners with different scientific backgrounds (health psychology, public health research, psychiatry, industrial sociology, medical sociology) from six European countries participated in this project.
The contributions in this volume illustrate an initial approach to analysing and comparing empirical evidence on youth unemployment and health from a comparative perspective for three Northern European countries (Sweden, Germany, Belgium) and for three Southern European countries (Spain, Italy, Greece). For each country a specific national report is presented.
The comparative section describes and attempts to explain the similarities and dissimilarities between countries having rather diverse historical and social understandings of being in and out of work for young people.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Kieselbach
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BremenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Youth Unemployment and Health
  • Book Subtitle A Comparison of Six European Countries
  • Authors Thomas Kieselbach
  • Series Title Psychology of Social Inequality
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 2000
  • Publisher Name VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-8100-2762-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-663-11897-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 232
  • Number of Illustrations 12 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sociology, general
    Social Policy
    Medicine/Public Health, general
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