International Youth Day 2015
August 12 is International Youth Day. Established by the UN in 1999, it is an annual celebration of young people as essential partners in change, as well as an opportunity to raise awareness of the challenges facing the world's youth.
To mark this occasion, we have curated this selection of articles related to young people and the labor market:
• School tracking and intergenerational social mobility, by Tuomas Pekkarinen
• Does vocational training help young people find a good job? by Werner Eichhorst
• Youth sports and the accumulation of human capital, by Michael A. Leeds
• The impact of shortening secondary school duration, by Stephen L. Thomsen
• Teenage childbearing and labor marketing implications, by Phillip B. Levine
• Youth labor market interventions, by Jochen Kluve
• Intergenerational return to human capital, by Paul J. Devereux
• Is the return to education the same for everybody? by Douglas Webber
• Migrants and educational achievement gaps, by Horst Entorf
IZA Director, and Editor-in-Chief of IZA World of Labor, Klaus Zimmermann has written a blog post on the importance of vocational training for young people, which you can read on LinkedIn.
For a visual representation of the youth unemployment situation, and the benefits of vocational training as one solution to the crisis, take a look at our infographic on Tumblr.
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