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Jobs for Youth/Des emplois pour les jeunes
Jobs for Youth/Des emplois pour les jeunes: United States 2009
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  14 Dec 2009
Pages: 192 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264075283 , OECD Code: 812009181P1
Price:   €29 | $39 | £24 | ¥3600 | MXN520 , Standard shipping included!
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First experiences on the labour market have a profound influence on later working life. This report on the United States contains a survey of the main barriers to employment for young people, an assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of existing measures to improve the transition from school-to-work, and a set of policy recommendations for further action.

Table of contents:

Summary and main recommendations
Chapter 1. The Challenges Ahead
-1. Demographic projections
-2. Youth labour market outcomes
-3. Beyond averages: The role of gender, education, ethnicity and age
-4. Key steps in school-to-work transitions: leaving education and finding the first job
-5. School-to-work transition pathways
-6. Key points
Chapter 2. Initial Education and Learning on the Job
-1. Performance of the education system
-2. Improving education outcomes through quality early-childhood education and care
-3. Tackling school-failure through accurate measurement and school accountability
-4. Strengthening alternative education and appllied learning routes
-5. The main challenges facing the tertiary education system
-6. Work and study and study at work
-7. Key points
Chapter 3. Removing Demand-Side Barriers
-1. Economic growth and youth employment
-2. Employers' perspectives on the readiness to work of new labour market entrants
-3. Wages and labour costs
-4. Employment protection legislation is lax in the United States
-5. Key points
Chapter 4. Workforce Development: Remedial Education and Employability Measures
-1. Counting disconnected youth in the United States
-2. The role of the Department of Labour in helping disconnected youth: the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) formula grants
-3. What works for disconnected youth: nationwide programmes and their evaluation
-4. Benefits and re-employment services for the unemployed and disabled youth
-5. Key points
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