This Report - carried out within the Youth employment Partnership - offers a set of first estimates concerning the effects of the Covid-19 related measures on youth employment. The issue has been raised in Europe and, generally, in all countries. But, considering Italy, the reasons are manifolds and lay in specific characteristics of most of the work relationships involving young workers. First, young workers have been hit strongly by the recent crisis in Italy, where in 2019 the share of NEETs among individuals aged 15-29 was 23%. Second, young workers are mainly contracted under atypical contracts, which give access to limited social security rights and Covid-19 social measures. Third, young workers are over-represented with respect to older cohorts in sectors that have been defined “non - essential” and whose activity has been suspended by the Covid-19 measures. As a result, Italian younger workers – and women in particular – risk to be hit hard by the measures adopted to contrast Covid-19 epidemic.
First estimates of the effects of COVID-19 on young workers in Italy
Quaranta R., Trentin F., Villosio C. (2020), First estimates of the effects of COVID-19 on young workers in Italy, Torino, Collegio Carlo Alberto