Jobs for Youth/Des emplois pour les jeunes: Australia 2009

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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.

This report contains - for Australia - 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, as well as a set of policy recommendations for further action.



The Challenge ahead

Until very recently, the Australian economy was still reaping the benefits of one of the longest spells (17 years) of uninterrupted growth of its history. During the most recent years, the growth rate of GDP exceeded 3%. Such a good macro-economic performance, partially driven by the strong expansion of the mining and construction sectors, has translated into many job opportunities for youth.


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