Youth unemployment and employment policy: A global perspective

Analyses the characteristics, causes and consequences of youth unemployment. Examines policy responses focusing on active labour market policies, arguing for a shift towards demand oriented strategies based on social partnership. Reviews ILO initiatives and international policy context. Includes the text of the ILO Resolution concerning youth unemployment (adopted at the 1998 International Labour Conference, Geneva) and a list of selectd active labour market programmes for young people.

This timely and informative book discusses in depth the youth unemployment problem and examines the various policy responses to it, including education and training, and active labour market policy. It emphasizes the need for adequate labour market information, policy monitoring and programme evaluation to help provide more and better quality jobs for young people - while also offering specific recommendations and guidelines for this age group in industrialized, transition and developing countries.