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Tackling Barriers to Youth Employment: Martin Kahanec Speaks at the JRC

The CEU Campus
Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Tackling Barriers to Youth Employment: How Innovative Web-based Data Collection Can Enable Applied Social Science Research

Professor Martin Kahanec of CEU's School of Public Policy speaks at the Joint Research Center, the research directorate general of the European Commission, on June 14 at 1 p.m. Watch the livestream at CEU in Nador 15 room 102 or at the following link:


To gain better insight and understanding of the barriers to and enablers of youth employment in Hungary, this study complements evidence generated based on existing datasets, such as the Hungarian Labor Force Survey, with versatile web-based data collection techniques. Traditional data enabled the team to measure key regularities of youth employment. To gauge the critical role of hard and soft skills for youth employment, primary data was collected using the WageIndicator web-based survey, a powerful platform designed to provide transparent information on wages and careers across countries. Enabling a better understanding of skill-matching and the demand for young workers, an analysis of vacancies by age group and sector from job portal was conducted. Through these approaches, and a complementary qualitative inquiry, the research team was able to shed light on the key challenges faced by Hungarian youth in the labor market and effectively and efficiently produce evidence necessary for informed policy intervention.