Youth unemployment: The cases of Denmark and Italy

Nadia D’Ippolito

Student thesis: Master thesis


Over the past two decades, government and international organizations have had major concerns towards problems related to youth unemployment. Young people out of work are among those mostly affected by economic and financial dynamics, like what we observed in the recent financial crisis of 2008/2010. The purpose of this dissertation is to investigate whether economics and financial factors influence the development of youth unemployment. The main focus was directed towards Denmark and Italy. The choice of analyzing these two specific countries derives from the interest in the two labor markets, which present unique and almost opposite features. The econometric analysis will investigate whether growth in real GDP, inflation and short term interest rates are significant to changes in the youth indicator. Moreover, these results will be compared across the two countries

EducationsMSc in Applied Economics and Finance, (Graduate Programme) Final Thesis
Publication date2011
Number of pages95