Maruša Gorišek – Institute for Developmental and Strategic Analysis, Dunajska 113, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Darka Podmenik – Institute for Developmental and Strategic Analysis, Dunajska 113, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia



6th International Conference – ERAZ 2020 – KNOWLEDGE BASED SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT,  Online/virtual, May 21, 2020, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans – Belgrade, Serbia

Conference partners: Faculty of Economics and Business, Mediterranean University, Montenegro; University of National and World Economy – Sofia, Bulgaria; Faculty of Commercial and Business Studies – Celje, Slovenia; Faculty of Applied Management, Economics and Finance – Belgrade, Serbia

ISSN 2683-5568, ISBN 978-86-80194-33-2, DOI:



The article examines whether young people are at a greater risk of unemployment than the
general population in the post-pandemic crisis. First, the authors draw attention to youth unemployment
as a structural problem even before the pandemic, making young people more vulnerable. Further, the
paper analyses the age structure of employed in sectors most impacted by the pandemic. The results
show that disproportionally high number of young people work in the most impacted sectors, hold less
secure types of employment and are thus more vulnerable and at-risk of unemployment in post-pandemic
crisis. However, the impact on young will most likely not be the same in all EU countries.

Key words

Youth unemployment, Precarious employment, Impact of the pandemic, Structural youth


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