This report contains ‐ for Denmark ‐ a survey of the main barriers to employment for young people, an assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of existing measures to improve the transition from school‐to‐work, and a set of policy
recommendations for further action by the public authorities and social partners. The report is based on the proceedings of a seminar and is published in English only. However, a French translation of the summary and main recommendations has been included
in this volume.
Acronyms Summary and Recommendations Introduction Chapter 1. The Challenge Ahead ‐1. Demographics and main labour markets outcomes ‐2. Transition from school to work ‐3. Key
points Chapter 2. Initial Education and On‐the‐job Training ‐1. The provision of education services ‐2. Performance of the education system ‐3. Strategies to improve educational attainment ‐4.
Between school and work ‐5. Continuing education ‐6. Key points Chapter 3. Demand‐Side Opportunities and Barriers ‐1. GDP growth and overall employment in Denmark ‐2. Youth employment and the business
cycle ‐3. Starting wages and labour relations ‐4. Non‐wage costs and other barriers to employment ‐5. Gender wage gap ‐6. Key points Chapter 4. The Role of Welfare and Activation Policies ‐1.
The role of passive labour market measures ‐2. The role of activation ‐3. Active labour market programmes ‐4. Public and private employment services ‐5. Key points Bibliography