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New publication of the institute associates

Darka Podmenik, PhD, external associate at the IRSA institute and Maruša Gorišek, young researcher, published an article in the journal Research in Social Change titled Is youth unemployment in EU countries structural?

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Geopolitical, socio-economic and cultural aspects of Covid-19

The following contribution was written during the research on socio-economic, geopolitical and cultural aspects of the current pandemic.

Why is Eastern (Central) Europe less affected by the pandemic?

 

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Dr. Frane Adam published a new book

Dr. Frane Adam published a new book at the Institute for developmental and strategic analysis, titled

Between meritocracy and populism

On the cacophony of data in the postfactual society

(Second, edited edition)

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Workshop on (highly educated) youth unemployment

Institute IRSA organized a workshop titled: Long-term unemplyoment of (higher educated) young people - an indicator of social crisis?

The even was prepared and moderated by dr. Darka Podmenik, external associate of IRSA

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IRSA workshop

In the time from November, 28. to November 30, the workshop for the members of program and project gruop at iRSA took place in Ljubljana. The main topic was Globalisation and Meritocracy, with the accent on four cases China, Sweden, Romania and Slovenia, a detailed workshop program can be viewed here.

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New publication of the institute associates

Darka Podmenik, PhD, external associate at the IRSA institute and Maruša Gorišek, young researcher, published an article in the journal Research in Social Change titled Is youth unemployment in EU countries structural?

 

 

IS YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT IN EU COUNTRIES STRUCTURAL?

Dr. Darka Podmenik, Maruša Gorišek, mag. (Institute for developmental and strategic analysis)

Abstract
This paper’s main aim is to observe and confirm youth unemployment as a structural phenomenon in certain EU countries, including Slovenia. An innovative contribution is that it complements the prevailing economistic discourse with a sociological one. In the introduction, a brief history and overview of youth unemployment is presented. Slovenia is only briefly mentioned as having one of the relatively longest-lasting youth unemployment rates in the EU. In sections 2 and 3, approaches from economics and sociology are relied on while discussing three ‘types’ of EU countries with regard to different structural unemployment rates. From a sociological view, the long-term nature of youth unemployment is described, together with its impact on the social structure and (possible) socially destructive and economically destabilizing consequences. In section 4, analysis of “every-day life” indicators, namely, young people’s perceptions of work and life, reveals some surprising facts that depart from previous findings. In short: young people are more satisfied with their work and lives than older generations.

RSC Volume 12, Issue 2, May 2020 (p. 80) http://www.fuds.si/sites/default/files/priloge-aktualnosti/rsc_volume_12_issue_2_may_2020-darka_podmenik_in_marusa_gorisek-80-105_1.pdf