Research On Increasing Youth Employability

Youth make up 25 per cent of the global working-age population; yet their share in total unemployment is 40 per cent. Young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed as adults. Disadvantaged young people are at higher risk of marginalization and social exclusion than other youth.

Skills development is a primary means of enabling young people to make a smooth transition to work. A comprehensive approach is required to integrate young women and men in the labour market, including relevant and quality skills training, labour market information, career guidance and employment services, recognition of prior learning, incorporating entrepreneurship with training and effective skills forecasting. Improved basic education and core work skills are particularly important to enable youth to engage in lifelong learning as well as transition to the labour market.

Increasing the employability of disadvantaged youth: responding to the impact of the financial and economic crisis

Skills for Employment Policy Brief – Increasing the employability of disadvantaged youth

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Enhancing youth employability: What? Why? and How? Guide to core … Enhancing youth employability: What? Why? and How? Guide to core work skills

Skills for Employment Policy Brief – Enhancing youth employability: the importance of core work skills

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