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.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000
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Simon Allport, Senior Partner at EY in the North West, says: "Youth unemployment rates have fallen from the peaks we saw during the recession, when 40% of the UK's 16-17 year olds were facing unemployment.
With global youth unemployment expected to rise in 2016 for the first time in three years and the equally disturbing high levels of young people who work but still live in poverty, the United Nations labour agency Thursday called for greater efforts to achieve sustainable economic growth and decent work.
Almost 2.9 million of them were under the age of 25, leading to a youth unemployment rate of 20.7 per cent.
YOUTH unemployment has fallen by more than 15% in Tyne and Wear in the past year.
The rate of youth unemployment in Tyne and Wear stands at 3.1%, still above the UK average of 2.3%.
RIYADH: Youth unemployment is one of the key challenges facing Arab countries, the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF) said in its latest report.
A PROJECT to help combat youth unemployment across Redcar and Cleveland is calling for its partners in the borough to attend a convention.
Omar Kutayba Alghanim discusses youth unemployment at the World Economic Forum in Jordan.
Speaking Tuesday in Tunis, at a conference on "clean energy and youth unemployment in the Maghreb," organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB), Mrs.
Silatech and Visualising Impact have created an infographic - "The Long Run" - chronicling youth unemployment in the Mena region.
The study - The Geography Of Youth Unemployment: A Route Map For Change - took its data from the Office for National Statistics' Annual Population Survey.
Ensuring that young Cypriots have the skills employers are looking for is vital if the country is to reduce its youth unemployment rate, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth Androulla Vassiliou has said.

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