Summary and Recommendations | How to obtain this publication | Visit the country website on France
Published: 20 May 2009
No of pages: 214
Jobs for Youth/Des Emplois pour les jeunes :
Improving the performance of youth on the labour market is a crucial challenge in OECD countries facing persistent youth unemployment. As labour markets become more and more selective, a lack of relevant skills brings a higher risk of unemployment. Whatever the level of qualification, first experiences on the labour market have a profound influence on later working life. Getting off to a good start facilitates integration and lays the foundation for a good career, while a failure can be difficult to make up.
Ensuring a good start will require co-coordinated policies to bring the education system closer to the labour market, to help disadvantaged young people to find a job or participate in a training course and to facilitate the hiring of young people by firms.
OECD has launched a series of reports on the school-to-work transition process in 16 countries, including France. Each report contains a survey of the main barriers to employment for young people and an assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of existing measures to improve the transition from school-to-work, and a set of policy recommendations for further action by the public authorities and social partners.
This report is based on the proceedings of a seminar and is published in English and French.
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Off to a good start? Jobs for Youth
Des emplois pour les jeunes : FRANCE