Youth Employment and Un(der) Employment in Canada: More Than a Temporary Problem?

Youth Employment and Un(der) Employment in Canada: More Than a Temporary Problem?

This report looks at trends in youth employment, and finds that one of the most troubling narratives to emerge from the economic downturn of 2007–08 revolved around the effect of recessed global and local economies on young workers. According to the report, young workers are more likely to be unemployed or precariously employed in non-permanent jobs—and regardless of whether they have post-secondary qualifications, these young workers will likely endure the negative effects of un- and underemployment for years to come.

ORGANIZATION: Centre for Policy Alternatives
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012
LOCATION: Canada