Skills and jobs in Brazil: an agenda for youth


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Author: Almeida, Rita K.; Packard, Truman


[This report focuses] on the challenge of economic engagement among the Brazilian youth. In the context of a fast aging population, Brazil's greatest economic opportunity is to increase its labor productivity, especially that of youth. This report documents important new facts about the extent of the youth economic disengagement, while at school and at work. Today, close to half of the Brazilian youth aged 15-29 years old is not fully economically engaged, because they are neither working nor studying, are studying in schools of poor quality, or are working in informal and precarious...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Employment; Outcomes; Skills and knowledge; Policy

Keywords: Youth transitions; Youth at risk; Employment status; Unemployment; Education and training needs; Employability; Labour mobility; Transition from education and training to employment; Transition from secondary to further education and training; Policy implications; Social inclusion; Productivity; Young worker; Labour supply; Ageing population

Geographic subjects: Brazil; South America

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: World Bank, 2018

Physical description: xiv, 194 p.

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ISBN: 9781464812934

Statement of responsibility: Rita K. Almeida and Truman G. Packard

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 133.209

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