Cost–benefit analysis of remedial interventions for the long-term unemployed
Publication Date: 25 Aug 2016
Source: Other sources
This study assesses the administrative costs and the cost effectiveness of a limited number of policy intervention options for reintegration of the long term unemployed into the labour market. To this end, research was done for a sample of five European Union Member States which are perceived as being sufficiently diverse in models of service provision and institutional delivery models to allow conclusions to be drawn of relevance to the EU28 countries.
A routine transition? Causes and consequences of the changing content of jobs in Central and Eastern Europe
Publication Date: 13 Jul 2016
Source: Academic institutions, Other sources
This paper studies the shift from manual to cognitive work in 10 economies of Central and Eastern Europe. It highlights the growth in the non-routine cognitive component of jobs, but pay particular attention to the increase in routine cognitive tasks, a trend that is pronounced in the CEE economies but absent in the most advanced economies. It shows that workforce upgrading and structural change were the main factors behind the increase in all cognitive tasks, but that the growth in routine cognitive tasks is partly attributable to rising shares of routine-intensive occupations. It identifies two groups of workers whose jobs depend most on performing routine cognitive tasks: middle-skilled men in the manufacturing sectors and middle-skilled women in the service sectors, who jointly represent 33% of workers in CEE. It finds that robust employment and wage growth among routine cognitive workers has so far prevented job polarisation in CEE. However, the relative prices of routine cognitive tasks are already higher than those of other tasks. If the prices of routine cognitive tasks rise further while technological progress continues, routine intensive employment may gradually decline. It concludes with policy implications of the findings.
Investing in youth: Lithuania
Publication Date: 02 Mar 2016
Source: International organizations
Lithuanian youth were hit hard by the global economic and financial crisis and, despite notable signs of progress, the unemployment rate continues to be higher than it was at the beginning of the crisis. A key priority for policy makers is to address long-standing challenges, which are manifest in a fundamental problem of poor quality of jobs, implying that many youth are trapped in low-paid, informal jobs, which prevent them from developing and fully utilising their skills and capacities.

This report provides a detailed diagnosis of the youth labour market and VET system in Lithuania from an international comparative perspective, and offers tailored recommendations to help improve school-to-work transitions. It also provides an opportunity for Lithuania to learn from the innovative measures that other countries have taken to strengthen the skills of youth and their employment outcomes, notably through the implementation of a Youth Guarantee.

DOI : 10.1787/9789264247611-en
Apprenticeship review: Lithuania: Signposting the apprenticeship path in Lithuania
Publication Date: 16 Oct 2015
Source: Other sources
The publication is the final report of the thematic country review of apprenticeship in Lithuania. The report is based on information and views gathered in consultation with stakeholders in Lithuania (representatives of ministries, social partners, VET providers, companies, students, teachers and trainers). The review took place between May 2014 and March 2015 at the request of the Ministry of Education and Science of Lithuania. The report presents analysis of findings on main features, enablers and challenges of apprenticeship in Lithuanian VET, including the views of stakeholders at different levels. It proposes four directions for action to make apprenticeship a reality in the country: clarifying the vision, building on the enablers, improving information and communication about apprenticeship, and fine-tuning regulation on the way.