Italian Centre for Research on Universities & HE Systems

Italian graduates’ employability in times of economic crisis : overview, problems and possible solutions

Michele Rostan and Adriana Stan

Forum Sociologico Serie II – 31 | 2017 : Transition to work of graduates in Southern Europe: crisis and new challenges

Type: Journal Article
Year: 2017

Relying on various sources of data, the article aims to prove an overview on Italian graduates’ employment and labour market participation in times of economic crisis. It provides a short des­cription of Italy’s higher education, economy and labour market, and an analysis of graduate em­ployment, especially focusing on fresh graduates. Three possible views on the Italian case are also suggested, and some recent policy initiatives fostering graduate employability both at the national and the local levels are illustrated. In order to offer a better understanding of the topic, the Italian situation is occasionally compared to the situation of Germany, the leading economy in Europe.




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