Youth and Work Policy in Spain: The Andalusian Case
In Spain, the percentage of unemployed youth reaches 56.14%. Expressions like “jobless generation” or “lost generation” are frequently used to describe the social phenomenon concerning the youth population of Spain born after the 1990s: lack of job stability, social stagnation, and, definitely, lack of hope for the future. It is worth noting, however, that Article 35.1 of the Spanish Constitution establishes that work is a fundamental right and even a legal obligation for all. The national government created several initiatives to rein in youth unemployment, but these policies have not produced any positive effect so far. Regional governments, such as in Andalucía, a Spanish region that ranks first in unemployment statistics, have also begun to enact legislation to combat the problem. I aim to analyze the organic and systematic causes of youth unemployment in Andalucía, as well as the effectiveness of newly implemented policies for the future.
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Ciro Milione (Córdoba University)
Ciro Milione is assistant professor at the Law and Economics School of Córdoba University in Spain. He holds an LLB and a PhD in constitutional law, for which he wrote a dissertation on “The Influence of European Court for Human Rights on Italian and Spanish Constitutional Case Law” about the Due Process Right. He is also professor of comparative political institutions (Spain-USA) for PRESCHO, a consortium of six American schools for study abroad in Spain, as well as a researcher at the Center of Andalusian Studies Foundation (“Fundación Centro de Estudios Andaluces”) in Seville. His research areas are human rights, regionalism, welfare states, and bioethics.
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