Award: Woodrow Wilson
Youth Unemployment in OECD Countries: The Role of Education and Training Programs
In the continuing aftermath of the Great Recession, many countries worldwide are still struggling to combat escalated levels of unemployment. My research has examined youth unemployment in particular from a comparative and historical perspective in member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Specifically, I have sought to test whether the differences in national training and education systems identified as determinative by the comparative political economy literature actually have evidence-supported positive results for youth employment across different nations.
Mentor: Dr. Laurence Ball, Economics