Articel in the magazine: Revista de estudios DE JUVENTUD
The aim of this article is to analyse the problems and strategies of interventions concerning disadvantaged youth in Austria. At first the progression of important indicators associated with disadvantaged youth will be described and consequently an attempt of an explanation why Austria is in a comparatively privileged situation will be made in the second part of this article. Nevertheless there are also specific challenges for Austria, which are worked out in the third part following the previous mentioned topics. There are diverse intervention strategies and measures targeted towards this challenges. The intervention strategy is discussed and two examples of good-practice measures are described in the forth part. All this will lead to conclusions and recommendations in the fifth and last part of this article.
The results presented here on the one hand are built upon empirical and on structural analyses. Therefore a broad range of policy papers and evaluation studies was analysed and calculations were made using the Labour Force Survey and other labour market and educational statistics. On the other hand side an expert discussion with representatives of relevant institutions in the context of disadvantaged youth forms an integral part in the methodological design of this study. Whenever the text refers to the ‘actor’s perspective’ the results of this discussion covering the specific situation of and necessary policy measures for disadvantaged youth in Austria are meant.
Steiner, Mario (2007), Disadvantaged Youth in Austria, in: Revista de estudios DE JUVENTUD, Nr.77, pp. 31-47.