Work4Youth Publications

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

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.