• Executive summary
  • Introduction
  • 1. Starting fragile: gender differences in youth labour market conditionsin the EU Member States
  • Introduction
  • 1.1 Gender effects of the crisis and youth labour market conditions in 2011: an overview
  • 1.1.1 Gender differences in NEET status and personal characteristics
  • 1.1.2 The fragility of employment conditions
  • 1.2 Determinants of gender differences in youth labour market conditions:the effect of individual and family characteristics
  • 1.2.1 Theory background
  • 1.3 Conclusions
  • 2. Starting fragile: gender differences in school-to-work transitions in Europe
  • Introduction
  • 2.1 The effect of temporary jobs on early career development: Stepping stone or dead end?
  • 2.2 Transitions in Europe: empirical evidence
  • 2.2.1 Transition to the first job: a description
  • 2.2.2 Transition profiles
  • 2.2.3 The effect of the first step on the current (2009) position: multivariate analyses
  • 2.3 Conclusions
  • 3. Starting fragile: impact on personal life
  • Introduction
  • 3.1 Social protection
  • 3.2 Living independently
  • 3.3 Starting a family
  • 3.4 Conclusions
  • 4. Starting fragile: policy approaches
  • 4.1 Introduction and theory background
  • 4.2 Policy approaches and gender gaps in the youth labour market: a quantitative analysis
  • 4.2.1 Results of the cluster analysis
  • 4.2.2 Results of the correlation analysis
  • 4.2.3 Youth labour market and institutions in times of crisis
  • 4.3 Policies supporting the employment of young people: a gender perspective
  • 4.3.1 Gender differences in participation to labour market measures
  • 4.3.2 Main features of youth policies in a gender perspective
  • 4.4 Conclusions and policy implications
  • 5. Summary and conclusions
  • References
  • Annexes