ERIC Number: ED202107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Education and Youth Employment in Sweden and Denmark.
Rehn, Gosta; Petersen, K. Helveg
Part one of this book on education and youth employment gives extensive data and information on the behavior and attitudes of youth in Sweden, explanations for rising unemployment in that country, the government's policies to combat youth unemployment, and a description of the Swedish educational system. The emergence of the permissive society in Sweden has brought growing participation in intellectual, physical, vocational, and citizenship activities as well as a rise of negative and destructive phenomena. At the same time, youth unemployment has risen as employment in the manufacturing industries and the private sectors of the economy has declined. Measures instituted to ameliorate the unemployment problem include granting government subsidies to employers who hire and train young workers, increasing and facilitating access to education, and increasing the capacity of the employment service to handle placement and counseling. Part two of the book comprises a brief discussion of youth unemployment in Denmark, including a profile of the typical unemployed youth, a description of some experimental Danish schools, and suggestions for the future. (Author/WD)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Behavior, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Problems, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Higher Education, Labor Economics, Labor Market, Unemployment, Youth
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 1785 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036 (free).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers: Denmark; Sweden