ERIC Number: ED461765
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Youth Unemployment and Employment Policy: A Global Perspective.
This book looks at the issue of youth unemployment and examines policy responses. Part I considers the youth unemployment problem. Chapter 1 is an overview, covering size of the problem and the close relationship between youth and adult unemployment. Chapter 2 examines youth unemployment characteristics and distribution of unemployment across different groups, arguing that youth unemployment policy should be targeted at the most disadvantaged. Chapter 3 looks at causes and consequences of youth unemployment. Part II considers policy responses to youth unemployment. Chapter 4 considers these general issues: the usefulness of an overall youth policy, International Labor Office/Organization (ILO) initiatives, and the international policy context. Chapter 5 examines forms of labor market information and questions relating to program monitoring and evaluation. Chapter 6 considers effects of a minimum wage on youth employment levels. Chapter 7 examines the role of education and training systems in facilitating the transition from school to work and strengths and weaknesses of Germany's dual apprenticeship system. Chapter 8 looks at these three types of intervention policies: those that promote wage employment; those that promote self employment; and those for disadvantaged young people. Chapter 9 considers ways in which social partners can and should participate, including the role of employers' and workers' organizations. Chapter 10 presents eleven concrete policy recommendations. (Appendixes include a 236-item bibliography and index.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Apprenticeships, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Disadvantaged Youth, Education Work Relationship, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Programs, Foreign Countries, Labor Market, Minimum Wage, Partnerships in Education, Program Evaluation, Public Policy, Role of Education, Self Employment, Social Services, Unemployment, Unions, Youth Employment, Youth Problems
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland).
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Asia; Australia; New Zealand; South America