Title: The situation of disadvantaged groups on the labour market in Greece: gap analysis

Authors: Alina Hyz; Konstantinos Karamanis

Addresses: University of West Attica, T.K. 12244 Aigaleo, Petrou Ralli & Thivon 250, Greece ' Technological Educational Institute of Epirus, T.K. 48100 Preveza, Psathaki, Greece

Abstract: The persistent problem of unemployment in Greece should be recognised as one of the most significant socio-economic problems of the country. The aim of this paper is to analyse the situation of the disadvantaged groups on the labour market in Greece. We investigate patterns across the following groups: women, young people, long-term unemployed, immigrants and low skilled using cross-dimensional analysis with the following main variables: gender, age, level of education and immigration status. Our analysis relies on the European Labour Force Survey reported by Eurostat using data for the last ten years. Comparing the results with the main targets set by European Union in the field of employment, we concluded that Greece not only did not meet these objectives, but the gaps in employment and unemployment levels were explored during the economic crisis.

Keywords: Greece; unemployment; gender; age; long-term unemployment; employment; young unemployment; immigrants.

DOI: 10.1504/GBER.2019.101874

Global Business and Economics Review, 2019 Vol.21 No.5, pp.624 - 645

Received: 08 Mar 2018
Accepted: 25 Apr 2018

Published online: 16 Apr 2019 *

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