Decent Work and Development of Youth Entrepreneurship

Decent Work and Development of Youth Entrepreneurship

During the economic crisis, young people were among the most vulnerable groups affected and have been faced with many challenges in terms of entering the job market and / or their professional progress. The economic crisis has had a negative impact on the country’s productive capacity, while the decline in aggregate demand – and therefore in production – does not easily create new and quality jobs and even exacerbates labor market prospects. This phenomenon is particularly noted among young people, where numbers demonstrate the highest levels of unemployment among all age groups of the workforce. Labor and income uncertainty is an inhibiting factor for young people trying to make their transition to adulthood and can also lead to social exclusion, health problems and negative prospects for family planning. At the same time, it has been found that specific populations among young people, such as young women, young immigrants, young people with disabilities, etc., have even fewer opportunities for professional rehabilitation. It is also important to note that undeclared work mainly affects young people, as Greece has, over time, seen one of the highest levels of shadow economy and undeclared work among the countries of the European Union.