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Project YOUTH MARGINALISATION - Youth unemployment and processes of marginalisation on the Northern European periphery
Overview This project focused on a number of different research questions which would ultimately help to provide an explanation of the ways in which unemployment experiences may lead to social marginalisation or exclusion. Marginalisation was chosen as the leading concept. The main research question was to study to what degree position on the labour market correlated with other social circumstances in the life situation of young people.

Research was centred on the process of getting a job, using event history data to analyse the transition from unemployment to employment among young people in nine European countries. This allowed the researchers to compare across different countries, and therefore between differing institutional settings, how the employment prospects of young unemployed people were affected by their personal characteristics such as age, gender and educational attainment, as well as by previous employment experience and unemployment duration.

Several indicators related to unemployment and political activity were analysed, including what type of political activity the young people participated in, and political attitudes measured as the common used left and right scale. 

The project investigated the outcome of long-term unemployment among youth, based on surveys. (Hammer, 1999, pp. 3, 16f., 21, 22, 31)

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