Jobs for Youth/Des emplois pour les jeunes

ISSN :
1997-6844 (online)
ISSN :
1997-6836 (print)
DOI :
10.1787/19976844
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Improving the performance of youths in the labour market is a crucial challenge in OECD countries facing persistent youth unemployment. This series includes, for each subject country:  an examination of the the school-to-work transition process, 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 by the public authorities and social partners.
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Author(s):
OECD
Publication Date :
21 Feb 2008
Pages :
158
ISBN :
9789264041868 (PDF) ; 9789264041851 (print)
DOI :
10.1787/9789264041868-en

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Improving the performance of youth on the labour market is a crucial challenge in OECD countries facing persistent youth unemployment. As labour markets become more and more selective, a lack of relevant skills brings a higher risk of unemployment. Whatever the level of qualification, first experiences on the labour market have a profound influence on later working life. Getting off to a good start facilitates integration and lays the foundation for a good career, while a failure can be difficult to make up.

OECD has launched a series of reports on the school-to-work transition process in sixteen countries including New Zealand. Each report 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 by the public authorities and social partners.This report is based on the proceedings of a seminar and is published in English only. However, a French translation of the summary and main recommendations has been included in this volume.

 

Summary and Main Recommendations
Introduction
Chapter 1. The Challenge Ahead
-1. Economic Performance and Barriers to Further Expansion
-2. Labour Market Performance of New Zealand Youth
-3. The Transition from School to Work in New Zealand
-4. Characteristics of Jobs Performed by Youth: Stepping Stones or Traps?
-5. Low Pay among Youth
-6. Mismatch between Studies and Entry Jobs
-7. Key Points
Chapter 2. Initial Education and Learning on the Job
-1. Performance of the Education System
-2. Combatting Early School Leaving in New Zealand
-3. The Challenges Faced by the Tertiary Education System
-4. Between School and Work
-5. Work-Based Learning in New Zealand
-6. Key Points
Chapter 3. Removing Demand-Side Barriers
-1. Employers' Views of Youth Labour Market Readiness
-2. Wages and Labour Costs
-3. Skill Shortages and Working Conditions
-4. The Strictness of Employment Protection Legislation in New Zealand
-5. Key Points
Chapter 4. Passive and Active Labour Market Policies to Mobilise Young People into Work
-1. The Role of Passive Labour Market Measures for Youth
-2. Activation of Unemployed Youth
-3. the Community Approach to Activating Inactive Youth
-4. Key Points
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