The impact of the recession on the structure and flow of youth unemployment in Croatia – ZAMAH



Program: Research grants within the so-called “Research scholarships for professional development of young researchers and postdocs” are part of the Operational Programme “Human Resources Development 2007-2013” by the European Social Fund and conducted by the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports and Agency for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Education.
 
Commissioned by: European Social Fund
Project duration: 15 months, from July 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016 
Project manager: Iva Tomić, PhD
Project mentor: Valerija Botrić, PhD
Project holder: The Institute of Economics, Zagreb
Project value: 454.025,00 HRK. 
This is an EU-funded project.

Project goals:
The project addresses the under-development of competencies in the field of research and development of young researchers after completing their doctorates, weak international visibility of research results, and generally low levels of mobility and networking. The main objective of the project is to support the strengthening of scientific research competencies of Iva Tomić, employee of the Institute of Economics, Zagreb, as a target group, and her inclusion in the European Research Area, through the execution of a competitive applied scientific research on the subject of youth unemployment in Croatia. In this particular case - the analysis of youth unemployment in the Republic of Croatia - the main objective is to get new insights on the specific causes of this phenomenon in Croatia and beyond, and to identify people who have a higher risk of unemployment at a young age in more detail.

Expected results/outputs:
The main expected result of the project is the production of scientific research on the impact of the recession on the structure and flow of youth unemployment in Croatia, sent for a publication in an internationally competitive scientific journal. Inter-results of the project include presentations of (parts of) the research at seminars and conferences, published professional articles, the publication of the results in the EIZ Working Papers, and increase of the scientific research competencies of Iva Tomić, employed at the Institute of Economics, Zagreb, as a target group, and her inclusion in the European Research Area.   

Activities:
Project activities, among other things, include the management and coordination of the implementation of project activities; financial management and reporting; short-term mobility - attending shorter forms of education in the form of summer schools; medium-term mobility – research stay at a foreign institution (up to 6 months); the sole implementation of scientific research (data gathering, collection and interpretation of relevant literature, descriptive statistics of the gathered data, data analysis by standard micro-econometric techniques, the analysis by non-linear decomposition methods, connecting parts of the study into one unit) and the dissemination of project results through participation in international science conferences, public presentations, and through professional and scientific publications.   

Methodology:
The methodological approach will follow a standard micro-econometric approach for this type of research, i.e., probit model, to estimate the contribution of different characteristics to the individual risk of unemployment before and during the crisis. To establish the size of the impact of the recession on the Croatian labor market, in particular youth unemployment, and to determine the qualitative and quantitative adjustments to the recession, the so-called nonlinear decomposition techniques will be used. 

Commissioned by: Research grants within the so-called “Research scholarships for professional development of young researchers and postdocs” are part of the Operational Programme “Human Resources Development 2007-2013” by the European Social Fund and conducted by the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports and Agency for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Education.

Research resultshttps://bib.irb.hr/lista-radova?sif_proj=HR.3.2.01-0136 

Contacts: 
Samah Oreč, tel. + 385 1 2362237; e-mail: sorec@eizg.hr 
Tihana Iviček, tel. + 385 1 2362237; e-mail: tivicek@eizg.hr

This is an EU-funded project.
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