Preparing youth for the 21st century : the transition from education to the labour market : proceedings of the Washington D.C. Conference, 23-24 February 1999 /
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Paris, France : Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, c1999.
458 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
A Look Inside
Main Description
This publication points the way to future initiatives to improve youth labour market and educational outcomes as identified by policy-makers and experts of OECD countries brought together at the Washington Conference "Preparing Youth for the 21st Century."
Main Description
Young people's situation and future prospects are of vital concern to us all. Many of them face high unemployment or joblessness and serious difficulties in getting a firm foothold into the labour market. Many leave school without the requisite skills
Table of Contents
Giving Young People a Good Start: The Experience of OECD Countriesp. 7
The Youth Job Market Problem at Y2Kp. 89
Improving Educational Performance of At-Risk Youthp. 103
The Korsor Production School and the Danish Production Schoolsp. 141
Improving Pathways in the United States from High School to College and Careerp. 155
The Contribution of Education and Training to the Employability of Youth: Changing Concerns, Debates and Measuresp. 215
Youth Labour Market Entry in Francep. 265
The Transition from Initial Education to the Labour Market: Recent Experience in the United Statesp. 289
The Japanese Employment System and Youth Labour Marketp. 305
Youth Unemployment in OECD Countries: How can the Disparities be Explained?p. 329
Labour Market Policies for Disadvantaged Young People in Europep. 347
Lessons from Education and Training for Youth: Five Preceptsp. 363
Promoting Employment for Youth: A European Perspectivep. 387
Improving Job Market Outcomes for Youth: The US Experience with Demand Side Approachesp. 419
The School-to-Work Transition Twenty Years on: Issues, Evidence and Conundrumsp. 437
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