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Youth Unemployment and Social Exclusion in Europe (YUSE) The study draws on a new comparative data set of nearly 17,000 young unemployed people in Europe. Representative samples were drawn from national unemployment registers, with eligible respondents defined as young people between the ages of 18 and 24 who had been unemployed for a period of at least three months during the previous six months. They were interviewed one year later. The total sample in all ten countries therefore consists of young unemployed people with a variety of work histories that, at the time of the interviews, were located in a wide range of positions inside and outside of the labour market. The samples and response rates were: Finland, 73% of n = 2386; Iceland, 63% of n = 2280; Norway, 56% of n = 1997; Sweden, 63% of n = 3998; Denmark, 76% of n = 1540; Scotland, 56% of n = 1500; Germany, 65% of n = 3000; Spain, 52% of n = 5000; France, 51% of n = 4000; Italy, net sample n = 1421 of n = 1500.

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