Work4Youth project thematic reports

The wealth of data produced by the SWTS allows an analysis of youth employment issues from a global perspective. Five global thematic reports will look across the twenty-eight W4Y national datasets to investigate themes such as the transition to work and informality and youth and rural employment.
  1. 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.

  2. Young and female – A double strike? Gender analysis of school-to-work transition surveys in 32 developing economies

    31 January 2016

    This report explores the experiences and constraints faced by young women and men in the world of work. Based on the school-to-work transitions surveys (SWTS) of 32 developing countries run between 2012 and 2015, the report concludes that being young and female serve as a double strike for those seeking to find productive employment.

  3. Do working conditions in young people’s first jobs affect their employment trajectories? The case of Peru

    26 January 2016

    This report analyses labour market transitions in Peru to explore how the characteristics of a young person’s first job affect the quality of employment later in life. Based on the school-to-work transition survey (SWTS) run in 2012, the analysis concludes that having a high-quality first job (for example, with a written contract) significantly increases the probability of getting other high-quality jobs later in life.

  4. Labour market entry in Tunisia: The gender gap

    31 December 2015

    This report explores how gender issues interact with elements such as type of education and years of labour market experience, to determine young people’s transition outcomes in Tunisia. Based on the School-to-work transitions Survey (SWTS) run in 2013, the analysis concludes that labour market experience provides a strong protection against unemployment.

  5. It runs in the family: Intra-household correlations in labour market outcomes

    01 December 2015

    This report explores the degree to which young people’s labour market and schooling outcomes are affected by those of their siblings. Based on School-to-work Transitions Surveys (SWTS) from Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, South and South-East Asia, the report studies the links between different household members’ transitions to the labour market using alternatively logistic regression and a survival analysis framework.

  6. Youth and rural development: Evidence from 25 school-to-work transition surveys

    14 April 2015

  7. Is education the solution to decent work for youth in developing economies?

    12 December 2014

    Identifying qualifications mismatch from 28 school-to-work transition surveys.

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    Informal employment among youth: evidence from 20 school-to-work transition surveys

    04 February 2014

    This report provides empirical evidence to confirm that informal employment, a category considered as “non-standard” in traditional literature, is in fact “standard” among young workers in developing economies. Based on the school-to-work transitions surveys (SWTSs) run in 2012-2013, the report finds that three-quarters of young workers aged 15-29 (at the aggregate level) are currently engaged in informal employment.