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Jul 29 2014

The beginning of the end or the end of the beginning? A framework for understanding youth unemployment in Croatia

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“Youth unemployment in Croatia did not simply explode during the Crisis: it was there all the time, it is structural in nature and was systematically ignored.” Nikola Buković of the Croatian Youth Network lays out a framework to understand and … Continue reading

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Jun 5 2014

Vocational education’s weakness in the Balkans is hampering labour markets and perpetuating social exclusion

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Education systems in the Balkans are highly selective: best performing students gain entry into gymnasia, while others attend vocational education training (VET) schools. Children of VET-educated parents are likely to follow in their genitors’ footsteps. High rates of vocational enrolment, furthermore, … Continue reading

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May 8 2014

How international organisations disrupted the post-war labour market in former Yugoslavia

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 ‘Peace-building’ international organisations vitiated the economic course of post-Yugoslav countries by acting as periodical employers with no sustainable long-term strategy, argues Catherine Baker. This has occurred most of all in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo, where international intervention has taken place on the … Continue reading

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