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Solution for Tackling Youth Unemployment

The Challenge

Among the world's unemployed, young people have been particularly hard hit. Youth unemployment rates are significantly higher than adult unemployment rates in both developed and developing countries. ...

Among the world's unemployed, young people have been particularly hard hit. Youth unemployment rates are significantly higher than adult unemployment rates in both developed and developing countries. Global protest movements of young people are a manifestation of their lack of job prospects.

Create Internet platforms that support remote work and "trade in tasks."

Globalization and the Internet offer numerous possibilities for people to become part of the global value chain. Tasks that can be transmitted electronically can be done anywhere in the world. Young people, who are typically especially open to such new technologies, can offer their services on central electronic platforms and thereby reach a much larger market. This may be particularly valuable in remote parts of the world.

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    Governments should guarantee the young either a job or access to training.

    Governments should guarantee the young either a job or access to training.

    Governments should guarantee the young either a job or access to training.

    Polity
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    Replace the system of temporary and permanent employment contracts with a single type of open-ended contracts with gradually increasing employment protection.

    Replace the system of temporary and permanent employment contracts with a single type of open-ended contracts with gradually increasing employment protection.

    Replace the system of temporary and permanent employment contracts with a single type of open-ended contracts with gradually increasing employment protection.

    Polity, Business
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    Use extensive surveys of firms to determine skills needs and then steer the young into appropriate education and training programs.

    Use extensive surveys of firms to determine skills needs and then steer the young into appropriate education and training programs.

    Use extensive surveys of firms to determine skills needs and then steer the young into appropriate education and training programs.

    Polity, Business
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    Promote vocational training and foster uptake.

    Promote vocational training and foster uptake.

    Promote vocational training and foster uptake.

    Polity, Business
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    Adopt a dual approach to training: address unemployment among educated young people with compulsory on-the-job training and placement schemes and among uneducated young people with vocational training.

    Adopt a dual approach to training: address unemployment among educated young people with compulsory on-the-job training and placement schemes and among uneducated young people with vocational training.

    Adopt a dual approach to training: address unemployment among educated young people with compulsory on-the-job training and placement schemes and among uneducated young people with vocational training.

    Polity