Youth employment in times of COVID: a global review of COVID-19 policy responses to tackle (un)employment and disadvantage among young people

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Author: Barford, Anna; Coutts, Adam; Sahai, Garima


The report provides a snapshot account of the types of government response to the social and economic impacts of the pandemic, policy and evidence gaps, and future challenges. Key gaps in the response have also been detailed, such as a limited policy focus on gendered dimensions of the pandemic impact. The specific challenges facing young people have also often been overlooked in the general social and economic response policies. In framing emergency policies, the specific needs of particular groups, such as young people or sub-groups of young people, have at times 'fallen through the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Disadvantaged; Gender; Employment; Policy; Outcomes

Keywords: Employment policy; Unemployment; Gig economy; Informal sector; Quality of working life; Policy analysis; Government role; Employment service; Employment creation; Education; Training; Skill development; Employment outcomes; Wellbeing; Occupational health and safety; Policy implications; Recommendations

Published: Geneva, Switzerland: ILO, 2021

Physical description: 61 p.

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Also called: Youth employment in times of Coronavirus Disease: a global review of Coronavirus Disease 2019 policy responses to tackle (un)employment and disadvantage

ISBN: 9789220355428 (web pdf)

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 146.818

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