Investing in Youth: Brazil

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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.


Chapter 4. The role of welfare and activation policies in Brazil

This chapter analyses both active and passive labour market policies aimed at youth in Brazil. It discusses the role of the public employment service, unemployment insurance and severance pay in helping youth find work, as well as the effect on work incentives of welfare programmes like Bolsa Família. The chapter also looks at Brazil’s largest labour market policy for youth ProJovem, and discusses the possible role that entrepreneurship programmes and hiring subsidies could play.



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