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Studies on Balkan and Near Eastern Social Sciences

Edited By Rasim Yilmaz and Günther Löschnigg

This volume is a collection of empirical and theoretical research papers in the social sciences regarding the Balkans and the Near East written by researchers from several different universities and institutions. The studies include a wide range of topics from economic, financial, political, agricultural, sociological, international relations to historical, cultural, and feminist issues in the region of the Balkan and Near East. The book is aimed at educators, researchers, and students interested in the Balkan and Near Eastern countries.

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Youth Unemployment: Macroeconomic Causes, Consequences and Determinants (Hasan Engin Duran)

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Youth Unemployment: Macroeconomic Causes, Consequences and Determinants

Introduction and the Concept of “Youth Unemployment”

“Youth Unemployment” is one of the most severe social problems faced in recent decades in both the developed and developing world. According to the Global Employment and Social Outlook Trends report (2015), 201 million unemployed individuals exist in the world whereas 74 million are young people. Overall, the unemployment rate is 5.9%, but the youth unemployment is more than twice of this ratio (13.1%).

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