The economic crisis has hit young Europeans particularly hard. In the vast majority of countries, the rise in youth unemployment to unprecedented levels between 2006 and 2012 was accompanied by a deterioration in job quality. Thus unemployment and capability unfriendly jobs evolved in conjunction with each other, such that no country experienced a decline in unemployment at the cost of a deterioration in job quality from a capability perspective.
Céline Goffette, Josiane Vero, Youth unemployment and job quality in times of crisis : a European overview in Training and employment n° 115 (January-February 2015). – 4 p.