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Temporal employment contracts of youths 18-25 years old in order to get working experience

Country of implementation
Greece
General short description of the innovation
Target group
Youth
Policy Field
  • employment
  • wage
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
2011
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: structural
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: nearly 150,000 unemployed youths
  • Spatial coverage: national
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
systemic with programmatic implications
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • liberalisation
Type of innovation
  • new policy, practice or measure
New outputs
  • regulations of the labour market
  • training schemes
  • wages
Intended target group
Working age population
  • income level (low/medium/high)
  • main source of income: paid work
Employers-private institutional actors
social partners and private employers
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • central state
  • employees (organised or individual)
  • employers (organised or individual)
Intended output
  • regulation of the labour market
  • training schemes
  • wages
Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
Reduced payment to youths while they are occupied in temporal employment may increase their employability and reduce their unemployment rate and more specifically long term unemployment rates of youths
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