Cultural Pathways to Economic Self-Sufficiency and Entrepreneurship

The CUPESSE project, running from February 2014 until January 2018, was dedicated to the comparative analysis of youth unemployment in Europe. By taking issues related both to the demand and supply sides into consideration, the project aimed to obtain a comprehensive picture of the causes and consequences of unemployment among young people as well as to formulate policy strategies and recommendations for addressing this ever-growing issue. The project brought together a broad network of researchers and practitioners from the fields of economics, political science, psychology, and sociology.

The CUPESSE dataset was presented in the concluding article “Perceived economic self-sufficiency: a country- and generation-comparative approach”. The CUPESSE dataset can be obtained from the GESIS data archive and allows for country-comparative assessments of young people’s perceptions about their socio-economic situation.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 613257.
CUPESSE has also received seed funding from the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES).

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