Publications on youth employment

  1. © Shayan Mehrabi 2023

    Informal employment among youth: evidence from 20 school-to-work transition surveys

    04 February 2014

    This report provides empirical evidence to confirm that informal employment, a category considered as “non-standard” in traditional literature, is in fact “standard” among young workers in developing economies. Based on the school-to-work transitions surveys (SWTSs) run in 2012-2013, the report finds that three-quarters of young workers aged 15-29 (at the aggregate level) are currently engaged in informal employment.

  2. Impact of India's Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme on child labour

    30 January 2014

    This study examines the incidence of child labour under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), which does not allow for the employment of a person below 18 years of age.

  3. Doha Evidence Symposium, 6-8 March, Doha

    22 January 2014

    “What Works” To Improve Youth Labour Productivity?

  4. Guide on employment policy and international labour standards

    10 January 2014

    The aim of the present Guide is to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of placing the promotion of full, productive and freely chosen employment at the heart of socio-economic and development policies through a rights-based approach and a broad basis of agreement achieved through social dialogue, in line with the Employment Policy Convention, 1964 (No. 122).

  5. Kenya: Making quality employment the driver of development

    02 December 2013

    The report analyses how the growing disconnect between growth and job creation in Kenya is having detrimental consequences on living standards and working conditions, especially for youth. It discusses how a comprehensive approach that integrates employment goals with strategic growth plans can contribute to a more stable and equitable growth pattern.

  6. Work4Youth Newsletter 2013

    21 November 2013

  7. Labour market transitions of young women and men in Zambia

    20 November 2013

    This report presents the highlights of the 2012 School-to-work Transition Survey (SWTS) and Labour Demand Enterprise Survey (LDES) run together with IPSOS Zambia within the framework of the ILO Work4Youth Project.

  8. Youth Employment and Migration in Peru

    20 November 2013

    With more than 8 million young people between 15-29 years of age, Peru has a large and heterogeneous young generation which represents 27.5 per cent of the total population.

  9. Youth Employment and Migration in Ecuador

    20 November 2013

    Ecuador’s population is young and rapidly growing. It has almost doubled since 1980, reaching almost 15 million in 2010. An approximate 60 per cent of Ecuadorians are under 29 years old and almost one out of three is between the ages of 15 and 29. More than half of the young people aged 15-29 are poor: around 30 per cent live in conditions of poverty and another 24 per cent in extreme poverty.

  10. Youth Employment and Migration in Turkey

    20 November 2013

    Turkey is undergoing a demographic transition. Its population comprises 74 million people and is expected to keep growing until 2050 and begin ageing in 2025. The share of children and youth under 25 years old reaches 45 per cent, and the 15-29 age group represents around 25 per cent of the total population – about 18 million people.