Young people are in a vulnerable state in the labour market, many of them lacking the skills, work experience, job-search abilities and financial resources to find employment.
The global economic crisis has created even greater challenges for youth. Facing a premature end to education and deterioration of livelihoods owing to financial hardship, many find that the only work open to them involves poor working conditions and low wages. They
suffer disproportionately from growing inequalities and decreasing labour force participation.
This brief looks at ways to improve the chances of young women and men already disadvantaged by their circumstances to enter or re-enter the labour market.