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The New Triple Lock: Youth Unemployment

MICHAEL MERCIECA'S BLOG FOR THE HUFFINGTON POST UK

 

New graduates often lack the experience required to fill a job opening, which leads to a protracted period of unemployment that damages their job prospects. Temporary jobs and internships, meanwhile, are less protected, pay less and may not offer on-the-job training or social benefits. I don’t have to say what the dangers of youth unemployment are, but it bears noting: an increased risk of slipping into poverty, deskilling and social exclusion, not to mention a gradual loss of hope and motivation and even the possibility of mental health problems. Studies have shown that youth unemployment is associated with increased drug and alcohol use as well as higher levels of crime.

The question is: when will we actually implement a sustainable plan to bring youth unemployment down?

Read the full article on the Huffington Post website.