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Work4Youth Publications

Over the five year course of the W4Y project, we will develop an impressive collection of research on youth employment issues with specific attention on labour market transitions. Publications will include:

A series of national reports: Labour Market Transitions of Young People in ___ [target country]

These reports will provide the main findings of the SWTS, an inventory of current national policy interventions and offer recommendations of where renewed efforts on the policy- and programme-front could potentially make a difference to the lives of young men and women in the country. National reports will be published at the end of the first round of surveys (in 2012/13) and again at the end of the second round (in 2014/15) for a total of up to 56 reports.

View all W4Y National Reports

A series of regional reports: Labour Market Transitions of Young People in ___ [region]

With the survey programme covering five regions of the world, it makes sense to generate a synthesis of results in the five to eight countries per region (Asia and the Pacific, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa). The reports will look for regional patterns in youth labour market transitions and for distinctions in national policy frameworks that might be transferable between countries. Five regional reports will be produced in 2013/14 and another five in 2015/16.

A series of thematic reports

The purpose here is to produce five reports that analyse SWTS results in the 28 countries to address topics that are key to the youth employment challenge in low- and middle-income countries. The list of themes has yet to be decided, but is likely to include a gender analysis, a study of informality and precariousness of young workers, skills and employability, and a study of the linkages between child labour and transition outcomes. Reports are likely to be released according to the following schedule: one in 2013, two in 2014, one in 2015 and one in 2016.

MDGs and Decent and Productive Employment for Youth

This report, scheduled for late 2014, will focus on the trends and actions that countries have shown over the ten-year course of the Millennium Development Goal to promote decent and productive work for youth. The report will focus on the status of achievement of the youth employment indicators associated with MDG target 1b and will draw on the research coming from the W4Y policy database and SWTS results.

Global Employment Trends for Youth, 2013 and 2015

Data and information from the SWTSs will enrich future editions of the flagship product for raising awareness on youth employment and development challenges around the world. The support of The MasterCard Foundation will be instrumental in improving the content and visibility of the next two editions of the global report produced by the ILO Trends unit. Each edition of the GET Youth introduces new elements and information to improve the knowledge and understanding of the challenges facing young people in gaining decent and productive work. The 2013 and 2015 editions will bring global attention to the challenges that young people face in their labour market transitions, as highlighted from the first and second round of surveys in 28 countries.

See past GET Youth reports here