Action Guide 2: School to work transition
Millions of young people across the globe now find themselves outside traditional education systems and formal labour markets, unable to find productive livelihoods or decent work. In both high- and low-income countries, large numbers of young people are not in employment, education or training (NEET), or are employed in the informal economy.
For many, the transition from school to work can be long and arduous, characterized by cycles of unemployment, zero-hours contract jobs, unpaid internships and traineeships, and low- quality jobs with few legal rights or social protection.
This has profound social and economic impacts in terms of lost productivity, the social cohesion of communities, and the mental well-being of individuals.