The youth in the European labour market. Is it lost generation?

Daniel Markovic

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Young people, school leavers, graduates and those who have not completed education, belong in many countries of European Union among the disadvantaged in the labour market. Because of that, they often face serious social situation. This paper focuses on the situation of young people in the labour market in the European Union, for whom the term lost generation is used in the media. It is investigated whether the concept of a Lost Generation is an adequate name for the situation or it is just journalistic hyperbole. The paper is a systematic review. It includes a meta-analysis component which involves using statistics. The methods of analysis of statistical data, synthesis of researched findings and monitoring of press and media are used.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference SOCIETY. HEALTH. WELFARE (Part II)
EditorsU. Berkis, L. Vilka
PublisherEDP Sciences
Number of pages10
Volume51 (2018)
ISBN (Electronic)978-2-7598-9059-0
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare": Living in the World of Diversity: Social Transformations. Innovations. Solutions - Riga, Latvia
Duration: 23 Nov 201625 Nov 2016
Conference number: 6

Publication series

NameSHS Web of Conferences ISSN (Print)
ISSN (Print)2261-2424


Conference6th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare"


  • European labour market
  • Lost Generation
  • Unemployment
  • Youth

Field of Science*

  • 5.4 Sociology

Publication Type*

  • 3.3. Publications in conference proceedings indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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