This report provides a detailed diagnosis of the youth labour market and education system in Brazil. It takes an international comparative perspective, offering policy options to help improve school-to-work transitions. It also provides an opportunity for other countries to learn from the innovative measures that Brazil has taken to strengthen the skills of youth and their employment outcomes.
Table of contents:
Abbreviations and acronyms Executive summary Assessment and policy options Chapter 1. Youth and the labour market in Brazil -Introduction -Brazil has a large youth population, but the birth rate is dropping -An overview of youth labour market outcomes in Brazil -Many different factors shape youth's experiences in the labour market -Key steps in school-to-work transitions -The characteristics of jobs performed by youth -References Chapter 2. Education and training for Brazilian youth -Introduction -Structure and governance of the education system -Labour market outcomes by level of education -Education is the cornerstone of Brazil's youth policy -Recent progress in educational attainment -Outstanding challenges -Between school and work -References Chapter 3. Demand-side factors driving youth employment in Brazil -Inroduction -Economic growth and youth employment -Where are the jobs for youth? -Skills shortages and mismatches -Wages and labour costs -Employment protection legislation -References Chapter 4. The role of welfare and activation policies in Brazil -Introduction -Welfare and employment benefits for youth -Public employment services -Active labour market policies -References