Youth unemployment at times of recession: what does the future hold?

Leyland, A. (2013) Youth unemployment at times of recession: what does the future hold? European Journal of Public Health, 23(4), p. 527. (doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckt094)

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently put economic crisis at the top of the list of challenges facing the WHO European Region in the 21st century. The other challenges on the list are widening inequalities; an ageing population; increasing levels of chronic disease; migration and urbanization; and environmental change and climate change. It seems likely that many of these challenges will also be negatively impacted by economic crisis.1 The exact nature of the health effects of the present crisis will take many years to unfold. The earliest signs, however, are of negative consequences for mental health including suicide.2 While we are waiting for full and detailed evaluation of the impact of the current economic downturn on society, we are still able to assess its …

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Leyland, Professor Alastair
Authors: Leyland, A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
Journal Name:European Journal of Public Health
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN (Online):1464-360X

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