Patterns of change in youth unemployment regimes: France and Switzerland compared
Article first published online: 5 FEB 2013
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International Journal of Social Welfare
Volume 22, Issue 3, pages 310–318, July 2013
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Patterns of change in youth unemployment regimes: France and Switzerland compared, .
- Issue published online: 3 MAY 2013
- Article first published online: 5 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 5 SEP 2012
The comparison between France and Switzerland enables us to compare a country that has a strong interventionist tradition in the labour market and whose youth unemployment is endemically high with a more liberal country that is faced with a more recent increase in youth unemployment but which, nevertheless, remains relatively measured. Starting from different rules and values, the two youth unemployment systems resemble each other insofar as both exclude most unemployed youth from all available benefits. From this angle, French egalitarianism rejoins Swiss differentialism. In both cases, it is not the least of paradoxes that the system of unemployment insurance so little benefits those who are most vulnerable to the economic crisis and the present dearth of jobs.