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Jobs for Youth/Des emplois pour les jeunes: United States 2009

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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.

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Introduction

Improving the performance of youth in the labour market is a crucial challenge in OECD countries. Population ageing is looming but this is not a magic pill to solve young people’s problems. While smaller youth cohorts are likely to create more opportunities for youth, it is crucial that young people possess the skills required in today’s and tomorrow’s labour market.

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