Webinar Speaker(s): Laura Rana, MEL Manager at Youth Business International (UK) Annie Barber, MEL Manager at Youth Business International (UK) Meagan Rees, Communications Manager at Youth Business International (UK)
In January 2012, The MasterCard Foundation (the Foundation) created a Youth Think Tank and tasked it with advising on and, ultimately, helping to shape their work in the sector of youth learning and engagement.
Young Invincibles released a new report estimating that the economy is missing 2.7 million youth jobs that would have existed had the recession never occurred. That is about the same size as the entire population of Chicago. Even under optimistic assumptions, young Americans will not make the the lost ground before 2021, and there is a real change the youth labor market may never recover.
This paper aims to find effective policy options that can support the development of more attractive jobs in Egypt’s private sector and lead to job creation and inclusive growth. Egypt is facing a marked “youth bulge” and therefore has a high rate of youth unemployment, particularly among the highly educated.
This paper addresses the broader enabling environment – policies and programs, financial and civil society resources – that will help improve the employment outlook for young people and enable more effective assistance to youth who are struggling. We want to address key actors, especially policymakers and educators, who can take a broad view of the youth employability challenge and exercise leadership in bringing successful approaches to scale.
Employment prospects for teens and young adults in the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas plummeted between 2000 and 2011. On a number of measures—employment rates, labor force underutilization, unemployment, and year-round joblessness—teens and young adults fared poorly, and sometimes disastrously.