• Preface
  • Table of Contents
  • Figures and boxes
  • Tables
  • Summary
  • Abbreviations
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Defining the transition from school to work
  • 3. Gender differentiation and early labour market integration
  • 4. National institutional factors influencing early labour market integration
  • 4.1. The impact of educational systems on transition to first job
  • 4.2. Youth unemployment across Europe 2004–2009 and the economic recession
  • 4.3. The impact of employment protection legislation on transition to first job
  • 4.4. Cross-national differences in the transition to first job
  • 5. Individual-level factors influencing early labour market integration
  • 5.1. Gender differences in the level of education
  • 5.2. Gender differences in educational field of study
  • 5.3. Gender differences in vocational educational orientation
  • 5.4. Impact of combining employment with formal education
  • 5.5. Gender differences in the impact of parenthood
  • 5.6. Differences by occupational groups
  • 5.7. Differences by type of contract
  • 6. Conclusions
  • 6.1. Summary of main findings
  • 6.2. Limitations and future research
  • 6.3. Policy recommendations
  • References
  • Appendix A. Detailed information regarding the analysis
  • A.1. Description of variables used in the analysis
  • A.2. Statistical techniques used in the analysis
  • Appendix B. Additional analyses