Employment policies and data

Jobs for Youth/Des emplois pour les jeunes: FRANCE


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ISBN: 9789264061965
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.

>> Watch the video interview (available in French only)
>> Listen to the radio interview (French only)
>> Read the Press release | the Secretary-General's speech given at the Press Conference (French only)

How to obtain this publication

Readers can access the full version of Jobs for Youth/Des Emplois pour les jeunes: France choosing from the following options:

Visit the OECD country website on France