Young and female - a double strike?: gender analysis of school-to-work transition surveys in 32 developing economies

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Author: Elder, Sara; Kring, Sriani


This report explores the experiences and constraints faced by young women and men in the world of work. Based on the school-to-work transitions surveys (SWTS) of 32 developing countries run between 2012 and 2015, the report concludes that being young and female serve as a double strike for those seeking to find productive employment. Despite the progress made in the educational attainment of young women around the world, still sizable gender gaps remain when it comes to the labour market transition and with regards to the quality of work in which young women and men engage. Making...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Gender; Youth; Employment; Economics; Outcomes; Equity; Participation; Policy; Research

Keywords: Transition from education and training to employment; Entry into working life; Young worker; Developing economy; Trend; Labour force participation; Barrier; Quality of working life; Policy implications; Longitudinal study; Survey

Published: Geneva, Switzerland: Employment Policy Department, International Labour Office, 2016

Physical description: ix, 86 p.

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ISSN: 2309-6780, 2309-6799 (online)

Resource type: Report

Rights: 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 123.534

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