Improving the performance of youth in the labour market is a crucial challenge in OECD countries facing persistent youth unemployment. Getting off to a good start facilitates integration and lays the foundation for a good career, while a poor beginning can be difficult
to make up. This report surveys the main barriers to employment for young people in the Slovak Republic, and assesses the adequacy and effectiveness of existing measures to improve the transition from school to work. The report also provides a set of policy recommendations
for further action by the public authorities and social partners.
Summary and Main RecommendationsIntroductionChapter 1. The Challenge Ahead‐Demographic and Macroeconomic Trends‐Employment‐Unemployment‐Mobility‐The Transition
from School to Work‐A Comparison of the Youth Labour Market in 1995and 2005‐SummaryChapter 2. The Role of Education and Training‐Improving the Performance of Education‐Changes in the Educational System‐Combining School and Work is Not Common‐Intermediate
Situations between School and Work‐The Education System Needs Further Reform‐Training ‐SummaryChapter 3. Barriers to Youth Unemployment‐Perceptions of Employers‐Labour Costs‐Employment Protection Legislation‐Are Maternity Protection
Legislation and Parental Leave Barriers to the Employment of Young Women?‐SummaryChapter 4. The Role of Welfare Benefits and Activation Policies‐Child Allowance, Unemployment Benefits and Social Assistance‐Helping Young Jobseekers with the Search‐Measures
to Increase Young Workers' Employability‐SummaryBibliography