The Romanian Labor Market for Young People



The study is based on four direct researches in the period July–December 2011 regarding the high school graduates, the university graduates, the teachers, and the employers from the Romanian market. In order to help young people to meet the labor market demands, there is a need of a joint effort from universities and companies by developing internship programs, centers for career guidance and by creating joint research programs. They were questioned 2,047 final-year students from 26 universities and 2,364 final-year high school students from 70 high schools. Both samples were obtained using the multistage random probability sampling method. Data were collected using a questionnaire with similar topics on both studies, so that data collected can be compared. The main objectives of this research focused on gathering information about students’ opinions on the national education system, evaluation of existing counseling and guidance services, perception of labor market integration and educational/professional route. The main findings are further presented in this chapter.


Romania labor policy Youth unemployment Romania education system Romania demographics 



This paper is supported by the Sectoral Operational Programme Human Resources Development (SOP HRD), ID76945 financed from the European Social Fund and by the Romanian Government.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Economic Science and Business AdministrationTransilvania University BraşovBrasovRomania

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