Youth employment: a lesson on its decline - ARCHIVED

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Earlier this decade, labour market conditions for young Canadians aged 15-24 deteriorated significantly. In the late 1980s, youths were more likely to be working than were adults. By 1997, only about half were employed, almost ten percentage points less than adults. Furthermore, when they did find work, youths today are more likely to be working part-time compared to adults and compared to yourths at the start of the decade, leading to reduced pay.

Issue Number: 1998003
Author(s): Bowlby, Geoff
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PDFMarch 31, 1999