- UK Commission for Employment and Skills. ‘The Future of Work: Jobs and skills in 2030’.
What will jobs look like in 2030 and what skills will be in greatest demand? Gazing into the future may seem speculative, or even whimsical, because experience tells us that predictions about what the world will look like years from now are destined to be inaccurate. But what if, backed with extensive and robust research, an assessment of the labour market of the future could serve as a basis for a debate around the challenges and opportunities individuals and businesses are likely to face? Read more
- ILO. ‘Global Employment Trends 2014: The risk of a jobless recovery’. January 2014.
The study offers the latest global and regional information and projections on several indicators of the labour market, including employment, unemployment, working poverty and vulnerable employment. Read more
- Federal Reserve Bank of New York. ‘¿Are recent college graduates finding good jobs?’. 2014.
According to numerous accounts, the Great Recession has : While stories about recent college graduates’ struggles to find a good job have become increasingly common over the past few years, we show that this experience is not a new phenomenon, nor one that can be ascribed simply to the Great Recession and the ensuing weakness in the labor market. Read more
- The World Bank. ‘Youth Employment: A Human Development Agenda for the Next Decade’. June 2013.
This paper reviews the main challenges facing countries in attempting to improve labor market outcomes among youth, focusing on the issues that became starkly visible during the recent financial crisis. In order to better identify and set up human development interventions, the paper proposes an agenda that focuses on… Read more
- ILO. ‘Global Employment Trends for Youth 2013: A generation at risk?’. May 2013.
This report examines two types of skills mismatch, using levels of educational attainment as a proxy for skills. The first type consists of mismatch between the supply and demand of skills, and is based on a comparison of the educational attainments of the employed and the unemployed… Read more
- Prof. D. Santiago García Echevarría. ‘Youth unemployment: Society and economy keys to our response’. Universidad de Alcalá. June 20123.
Youth unemployment is now one of the dramas in some countries and geographic areas for very different reasons. The societal dimension of the economy and allow the company to understand that youth unemployment is a consequence of the impact of the financial and economic crisis, but in particular inefficiency of economic and social order. It is one of those great opportunities to conceptualize the economy and their organizations, in particular the company. Without open and competitive companies, that require the skills of the people there are no jobs… Read more
- OECD. ‘The OECD Action Plan for Youth-Giving Youth a better start in the labour market:’. May 2014.
The key elements for tackling the current youth unemployment crisis are:
1. Boost job creation
2. Provide adequate income support to unemployment youth
3. Expand cost-effective active labour measures
4. Tackle demand-side barriers to the low skilled youth
5. Encourage employers to expand quality apprenticeship and internship programmes.
Furthermore, another key element is strengthening the long term employment prospects for youth through: the preparation for the world of work, the vocational education and training, the assistance with the transition to the world work and reshaping labour market policies to facilitate the access and avoid social exclusion. Read more