youth unemployment

youth unemployment

a specific form of UNEMPLOYMENT associated with the period between leaving school and entry into employment. In the 1970s and 80s youth unemployment grew steadily in the UK and most of the Western world. Its persistence, and public policy measures designed to alleviate it, led to a number of research projects. An emphasis on labour supply factors (demographic change, high cost of labour, and lack of skills) led to arguments and policies for more vocationalism in education. Sociologists have tended to criticize 'supply side’ arguments as ‘blaming the victim’ for being unemployed. Unemployment is seen by sociologists as a result of structural and institutional factors, rather than the characteristics of the particular social groups affected by it.
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ILO economist and coauthor of the report, Sara Elder, says youth unemployment is most severe in the developed economies and non-EU, Central and South Eastern Europe.
Residents said youth unemployment remains a concern despite existing efforts to address youth joblessness.
According to the Labour Force Survey in News24 youth unemployment rate in the 4th quarter is 58% in the 1st quarter of 2017.
Youth unemployment in the Philippines is expected to rise in the coming years despite government interventions, according to a new report from the International Labor Organization (ILO).
So whenever unemployment percentages are quoted, it shouldn't matter much in comparison to youth unemployment - youth here being between the ages of 15 and 24.
It is a key part of his pledge to eradicate youth unemployment in the West Midlands by the time his term of office ends in 2020.
Former John Lewis chief Mr Street said: "In my manifesto, I made eradicating youth unemployment in the West Midlands a clear priority.
The central problem of the study was that despite government interventions, youth unemployment still remains a challenging policy area in Kenya with unemployed youth engaging in antisocial behavior like drug abuse, drinking and crime.
In short, our country's unemployment problem is actually a youth unemployment problem.
AN EU report boasting an improvement in youth unemployment in Ireland has been slammed as a "whitewash".
A report by the charity EY Foundation says "stark variations" in youth unemployment levels across the UK could have a knock-on effect on local economic growth.
The report, The Employment Landscape For Young People In The UK, found that youth unemployment is consistently far higher in cities than in the broader regional areas.

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