Work and the young: Generation jobless

Posted: April 26, 2013 in economy
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Generation jobless

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Work and the young

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The number of young people out of work globally is nearly as big as the population of the United States

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“YOUNG people ought not to be idle. It is very bad for them,” said Margaret Thatcher in 1984. She was right: there are few worse things that society can do to its young than to leave them in limbo. Those who start their careers on the dole are more likely to have lower wages and more spells of joblessness later in life, because they lose out on the chance to acquire skills and self-confidence in their formative years.
Yet more young people are idle than ever (see article). OECD figures suggest that 26m 15- to 24-year-olds in developed countries are not in employment, education or training; the number of young people without a job has risen by 30% since 2007. The International Labour Organisation reports that 75m young people globally are looking for a job. World …

via Economic Crisis http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21576663-number-young-people-out-work-globally-nearly-big-population-united?fsrc=rss

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