Latin America, impact of youth unemployment

Posted on August 24, 2011 • Filed under: Culture, Economy, Labor Issues, Latin America News, Social Issues

Unemployment in the OECD countries averaged 18.9 percent last year, The Wall Street Journal reported Aug. 10, and youth are three times more likely to be unemployed than older workers in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the International Labor Association. Meanwhile, protests calling for education reform in Chile have erupted in violence and clashes with the police in scenes that mirrored youth-driven turmoil in Britain. Is there a direct correlation between youth unemployment and the social unrest? What accounts for such high levels of youth unemployment and what effect has it had on the region? What measures, if any, should be taken to promote youth employment? Read Article

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