Publications on youth employment

  1. Employment and Migration in Serbia

    12 August 2013

    Serbia counts more than 800,000 young people between the ages of 15 and 24 – 52 per cent men and 48 per cent women – which is almost 18% of the overall working age population. These young Serbians face great labour market challenges. The employment rate for youth aged 15-24, just above 15 per cent, is three times lower than for the working-age population (47 per cent). With an unemployment rate reaching 46 per cent, the young generation is also more than twice as likely to be unemployed as the overall working-age population, which faces an unemployment rate of 20 per cent.

  2. Youth Employment and Migration in Albania

    12 August 2013

    With a mean age of 30 and 25 per cent of the population in the 15-29 age group, Albania is one of Europe’s youngest countries. However, due to declining mortality and fertility rates over the past decades, Albania’s population is expected to age significantly over the coming years. The Albanian labour market faces problems that are common to most transition economies. The loss of jobs in the industrial sector in the 1990s was not counterbalanced by the weak expansion of the service sector, while agriculture and informal employment act as outlets to relieve labour market pressures.

  3. Youth Employment and Migration in Philippines

    12 August 2013

    Youth aged 15-24 account for more than 17 million of the overall 92.3 million Filipino populationi. With the 25-29 age group, the young generation in the Philippines comes up to 27.5 per cent of the total population. Almost one in three Filipino youth (29.4 per cent) comes from poor families. As an increasing number of young people are entering the labour force, the demographic pressure exacerbates tensions on the labour market, impacting youth labour market outcomes.

  4. Youth Employment and Migration in Tunisia

    12 August 2013

    Youth between 15 and 29 years of age represent 28.4 per cent of the 10.7 million population of Tunisia. It is widely recognized that this young generation has been the main driving-force behind the social and political upheaval that has led to the fall of Ben Ali’s government in January 2011. Today, their persistent discontent, in particular as regards labour market prospects, could weigh on the political and social transition of the country. Above all, youth employment remains a great challenge for Tunisia.

  5. Efectos del Comercio en el Empleo: Informe Guatemala

    07 August 2013

    El informe aborda la relación entre comercio y empleo en el país para la formulación de políticas nacionales. Hace uso de los estudios realizados por el proyecto ECE en Guatemala y de las discusiones llevadas a cabo durante las reuniones del Grupo de Trabajo Asesor. El documento subraya la necesidad de tomar medidas adecuadas para mitigar los costos de ajuste que implica la liberalización comercial. Enfatiza además la necesidad de políticas adicionales para mejorar la capacidad de oferta nacional, lo cual requeriría de una mejoría significativa en cuanto a infraestructura física, mayor productividad del trabajo y mejor gobernabilidad económica.

  6. Etude Nationale du Projet «Evaluer et Gérer les Effets du Commerce sur L'Emploi» au Bénin

    07 August 2013

    Ce rapport résume les études réalisées par le Projet ECE au Bénin et fait la synthèse des discussions lors des réunions de « Policy Working Group ». Ce rapport met en évidence la relation entre le commerce et l'emploi au Bénin pour la formulation de politique nationale. Le rapport souligne la nécessité pour le Bénin de prendre des mesures adaptées pour atténuer les coûts d'ajustement liés à la libéralisation commerciale. Il insiste sur la nécessité de politiques complémentaires pour améliorer la capacité de l'offre, ce qui exigerait une nette amélioration de l'infrastructure physique, une augmentation de la productivité du travail et une amélioration de la gouvernance économique.

  7. Labour market transitions of young women and men in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

    07 August 2013

    This report presents the highlights of the 2012 School-to-work Transition Survey (SWTS) run together with the State Statistical Office of the Republic of Macedonia within the framework of the ILO Work4Youth Project.

  8. Differential Effects of Vocational Training on Men and Women and the Challenge of Program Dropouts and Attrition

    01 August 2013

    This brief introduces evidence on labour market and broader socio-economic effects and well as lessons on both programme and evaluation design provided by an experimental impact evalualtion of vocational training for vulnerable youth in Malawi.

  9. 2013. The ILO in Latin America and The Caribbean. Advances and Perspectives.

    04 June 2013

    The Report, describing progress made in the world of work in the region over the last year and, at the same time, once again presenting strategic guidelines for discussion. The document also describes a chequered period: sustained progress has been made in labour policies and indicators, which is good news for the region. The international context presents serious threats however, and internal inequality persists, so it would be unwise to lower the guard.

  10. Getting it Right From the Baseline

    03 June 2013

    This brief presents the lessons from a flied experiment designed to evaluate what works in stimulating growth among young entrepreneurs in Uganda.