Labor market scarring for youth in Macedonia

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Youth unemployment levels in Macedonia are particularly high and pose a significant problem for the country. On average, it takes young people six years to find a stable job after finishing school. A team of local researchers investigates the causes of youth unemployment and how unemployment spells affect future employability and wages. The findings indicate that the longer a young person remains unemployed, the lower their chances of finding a job. The results also show that youth from low-income, low-education families are particularly at risk of being unemployed.
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