The paper aims to analyze the relationship between young people and the labour market and how this has changed over the years. First at all we define the meaning of young people in this context, highlighting the importance of considering the age group 25-34 years and the minor relevance of the 15-24 year-olds (even more students not interested to work). Then, we will look in detail the years of economic crisis and those of the recovery. A comparison will be made between young people and adults on trends in the main indicators of the labour market aimed at illustrating how much the recent crisis has affected young people compared to the others. Moreover, we examine in depth the youth describing the characteristics of employment, including aspects related to the quality of work. As for the unemployed, we will be explore the job search strategies, the most used channels to seek work and the characteristics of the job sought. In general, we will analyze intergenerational and intragenerational differences, especially in relation to the age group, the gender, the territory of residence and the qualification obtained.
Keywords: Young People, Employment, Seek Work, Unemployment, Inequality, Economic Crisis, Over-Education
Jel Code: J21