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29.06.2017: “What works? The effectiveness of youth employment programs”

Young people out of work are a population at risk in developed and developing economies alike: first, in any country worldwide the average share of jobless youths is typically twice as high as the corresponding share among adults. Second, youth unemployment shows excess cyclical volatility, i.e. youths’ probability of job loss during recessions exceeds that of adult workers.

The conference brings together policy makers, NGO practitioners, experts from international organizations, and researchers working on helping disadvantaged youths find quality employment.

Academic keynote: Professor Jeffrey Smith, University of Michigan.

The conference is part of a research project that RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research is conducting together with GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, the International Labour Organisation ILO, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank IDB. The project is financed by the Leibniz Association. There is no conference or registration fee.

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