ILO: DECENT WORK AND YOUTH IN IBERIAN AMERICA – Policies for action
There are about 108 million young people in Iberian America, of whom about 56 million are part of the workforce. This ILO paper assesses what happened to these young men and women between 2005 and 2011, and concluded that while there were improvements, the results are not encouraging.
In a context in which the vast majority of the countries of Iberian America and the Caribbean has achieved good economic performance, gradually overcoming the ravages of the recent international financial crisis, 108 million young people aged 15 to 24 years in 2013 appear to have highly favourable conditions for their development in different areas of their lives. More educated than previous generations, with better use of new technologies and greater adaptability compared to adults, they would have greater opportunities to access better working conditions and upwardly mobile career paths. However, according to the ILO Decent Work and Youth 2013, there are a number of obstacles preventing the full use of these advantages. Despite the achievements in some labour market indicators, the precariousness of the employment of young people remains a persistent feature in the region.
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