Causes and Effects of Youth Unemployment
Why are young people out of work? The situation when many people are unemployed occur all over the world. In Latvia this situation is very outstanding, since many young people have problems to find a relevant job. One reason why young people cannot find job in Latvia is because of lack of experience or abilities to do specific jobs which require appropriate knowledge. Another reason is because many people do not have university education. To understand the reasons which have caused unemployment in Latvia and what are the effects, will be discussed further.
Lack of experience is essential reason why young people cannot get a job. The reasons why it is difficult for students to get their first job are different. In most cases majority of employers prefer a employee who has previous job experience or some additional knowledge for the job he has applied. On the other hand, students who have university degree and are ready to do the job they like cannot have the job, since there is no free positions available at the relevant workplace.
There are number of peoples who do not have university degree, and they cannot get an appropriate job for life. In Latvia not everyone can get higher education degree because education is not for free. Somebody is cleverer and can get a budget place at university and study for free, but there is other part of people who cannot get the budget place and do not have money to pay for studies, so they simply do not go to university. These people have a risk to stay unemployed, since nowadays competition at place of employment is stiff. Much bigger possibility to get a job is for those students who have better language skills, higher degree, and have some extra diploma for additional knowledge.
The effect of unemployment will be discussed further.
Due to unemployment in Latvia students are looking for job possibilities in other countries, causing people emigration from Latvia. In some cases,...