Latest from the Work4Youth (W4Y) project

March 2017

  1. Promoting decent work for youth through knowledge and action: Work4Youth project results 2011-2016

    The event will mark the end of the five-year “Work4Youth” partnership and provides an opportunity to showcase the numerous outputs of the project.

February 2017

  1. Enquête sur la transition des jeunes vers la vie active - ETVA Madagascar 2015

    03 February 2017

    Ce rapport analytique est destiné aux décideurs politiques et aux partenaires sociaux qui se préoccupent de la mise en oeuvre de politiques et programmes relatifs à la jeunesse.

November 2016

  1. Labour market transitions of young women and men in the Middle East and North Africa

    24 November 2016

    This report presents the results of the School-to-work transition surveys (SWTS) implemented in five countries in the Middle East and North Africa region – Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Occupied Palestinian Territory and Tunisia – between 2013 and 2015. The region’s increasing levels of educational attainment, especially among women, accompanied by insufficient demand for skilled workers are among the primary causes of difficulties in the labour market transitions of youth. The report focuses heavily on issues of quality of employment and also draws attention to the path and duration of the labour market transitions of young people, while drawing some conclusions about the characteristics or experiences that can help to achieve a smoother transition.

  2. Can we measure the school-to-work transition of young persons with labour force surveys? A feasibility study

    18 November 2016

    Data gathering in SWTSs is based on retrospective questions addressed to young persons aged 15 to 29 years old. Many of the key elements of the survey can also be found in conventional labour force surveys. The question then arises as the extent to which the results of the SWTS can also be obtained from conventional labour force surveys.

  3. Tranziţia tinerelor și tinerilor spre piaţa muncii în Republica Moldova: Rezultatele anchetelor din 2013 și 2015 privind tranziţia de la școală la muncă

    16 November 2016

    Tinerețea este o perioadă critică în viața majorității oamenilor. În această perioadă oamenii își formulează aspirațiile și țelurile în viață, își caută și își găsesc rolul și responsabilitățile în cadrul societății și se îndreaptă către independența economică. Tranziția de la tinerețe la maturitate este transformațională. Tinerilor li se cere să ia decizii și să facă alegeri importante – în termeni sociali, psihologici și economici – care le determină cursul vieții.

  4. Перехід на ринок праці молоді України результати міжнародного дослідження «School-to-work transition surveys» в Україні у 2013 та 2015 роках

    16 November 2016

    У цьому звіті представлено основні результати другого раунду дослідження «Перехід від навчання до ринку праці (SWTS)», виконаного Українським центром соціальних реформ (UCSR) спільно з Інститутом демографії та соціальних досліджень ім. М.В. Птухи Національної академії наук України, а також Центром соціального моніторингу. Перший раунд SWTS в Україні було проведено у 2013 році.

  5. What are the effects of job polarization on skills distribution of young workers in developing countries?

    10 November 2016

    One of the most discussed topics in the domain of labour economics during the last couple of decades has been the polarization of employment in industrialized countries, namely the growth of high and low paying jobs and the decline of jobs paying wages around the middle of the wage distribution.

  6. Inequality of opportunity and (unequal) opportunities in the youth labour market: How is the Arab world different?

    04 November 2016

    Using the recent school-to-work transition surveys for Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia, the Technical Brief address the unique phenomenon in the Middle East and North Africa region of disproportionately high levels of unemployment among educated young people.

October 2016

  1. Transiciones en el mercado de trabajo de las mujeres y hombres jóvenes en la República Dominicana

    27 October 2016

    Este informe destaca los principales aspectos de la Encuesta sobre la Transición de la Escuela al Trabajo (ETET) efectuada en 2015 junto al Banco Central de la República Dominicana en el marco del Proyecto Work4Youth de la OIT.

  2. Exploring the linkages between youth financial inclusion and job creation

    27 October 2016

    There is a growing consensus that increasing the ability of youth to access financial services and strengthening their capacity to use these services for their future life needs can play a direct role in supporting the transition to employment and better livelihoods. This report seeks to determine the extent to which this consensus is borne out in practice.