Publications on youth employment

  1. Decent work, youth employment and migration in Asia

    01 November 2012

    In this paper on *Decent work, youth employment and migration in Asia*, Dr. Piyasiri Wickramasekara (former Senior Migration specialist of the ILO) discusses migration trends and issues concerning young people in Asia - a region hosting more than 60 per cent of world’s youth population and one third of the global number of young migrants. He first outlines some methodological issues in understanding the nexus between decent work, internal and international migration, and causes of youth migration pressures. Drawing on a variety of data sources, he highlights the profile of young Asian migrant workers, their working conditions and protection issues in major destination countries. The study finds that both adult and young female and male migrant workers face exploitation and poor working conditions in destination countries. The paper points out that there are few programmes or policies in origin or destination countries that directly address the specific issues faced by youth migrants. It provides some suggestions on designing or improving effective policies and strategies to meet the youth employment and migration challenges and serve to promote decent work for migrant youth and their families.in the Asia-Pacific region.

  2. Global Employment Outlook September 2012: Bleak Labour Market Prospects for Youth

    04 September 2012

    This update of the Global Employment Trends Report 2012 shows that jobless rates among young people will get even worse globally as the spillover of the euro crisis spreads from advanced to emerging economies.

  3. EuroZone job crisis: trends and policy responses

    11 July 2012

    The study provides the latest trends on the employment situation in EU countries and examines the labour market reforms adopted by various governments.

  4. Measuring Success of Youth Livelihood Interventions: A Practical Guide to Monitoring and Evaluation

    29 June 2012

    This guide addresses the monitoring and evaluation of youth livelihood interventions, with a specific focus on impact evaluation. The objective of this guide is to equip practitioners with the basis set of concepts and tools needed to make informed decisions about how to best evaluate their programmes.

  5. Social Justice and Growth: The Role of the Minimum Wage

    18 June 2012

    This issue of the International Journal of Labour Research is wholly dedicated to the question of the minimum wage, a matter that has gained in importance and profile in recent years. No doubt, the main reasons behind this rise in prominence relate to the stagnation of wages in several parts of the world, a generalized increase in earnings inequality as well as the rise in social unrest across the globe.

  6. Skills Policies for Economic Diversification in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

    08 June 2012

    Enhancing local skills policies for the food and tourism sectors

  7. Tackling the youth employment crisis: A macroeconomic perspective

    04 June 2012

    Employment Working Paper No. 124

  8. Highlights of the report "The Youth Employment Crisis: Time for Action"

    22 May 2012

    This report provides a summary of a full report entitled “The Youth Employment Crisis: Time For Action” which will be discussed by the Committee on Youth Employment of the 101st Session of the International Labour Conference in June 2012 (www.ilo.org/ilc).

  9. Working with youth: Addressing the youth employment challenge

    22 May 2012

    Highlights of the national and regional events with young people

  10. Highlights of the report "The Youth Employment Crisis: Time for Action"

    22 May 2012

    This report provides a summary of a full report entitled “The Youth Employment Crisis: Time For Action” which will be discussed by the Committee on Youth Employment of the 101st Session of the International Labour Conference in June 2012 (www.ilo.org/ilc).