Promoting formal employment among youth: innovative experiences in Latin America and the Caribbean

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The Latin American and Caribbean region faces the daunting challenge of creating decent work opportunities for youth. Currently, the region has some 108 million people aged 15 to 24. Just over half of them are employed. This report provides a glimpse of the young face of informal employment in Latin America and the Caribbean, and examines the similarities and differences among countries. It describes and analyzes public policy initiatives implemented in several countries of the Region and identifies their innovative aspects and lessons learned. Finally, the document presents policy...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Youth; Policy; Culture and society; Economics; Participation

Keywords: Informal sector; Youth transitions; Employment policy; Social aspects; Developing economy; Labour force participation

Geographic subjects: South America; Central America and the Caribbean; North America

Published: Geneva, Switzerland: ILO, 2015

Physical description: 63 p.

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ISBN: 9789221296928

Resource type: Report

Rights: Copyright ILO 2015. Publications of the International Labour Office enjoy copyright under Protocol 2 of the Universal Copyright Convention. Nevertheless, short excerpts from them may be reproduced without authorization, on condition that the source is indicated.

Call number: TD/TNC 121.1607

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