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Cohort size and youth labour-market outcomes in Europe.

Moffat, J. and Roth, D. (2017) 'Cohort size and youth labour-market outcomes in Europe.', Economics bulletin., 37 (4). pp. 2735-2740.


Using data from 49 European regions covering 2005-2012, this paper estimates the effect of cohort size on youth employment and unemployment outcomes. The effects are found to be very sensitive to the age range of the sample used for estimation. In particular, the results show a negative (positive) effect of cohort size on employment (unemployment) among individuals aged 18-22 but the opposite effects among older individuals. This heterogeneity is driven by Eastern and Western European countries. For Southern European countries, belonging to a larger cohort is found to be beneficial across all age groups.

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Date accepted:22 November 2017
Date deposited:01 December 2017
Date of first online publication:01 December 2017
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