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labour market succes for ethnic minority and immigrant youth


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labour market succes for ethnic minority and immigrant youth

  1. 1. Ensuring Labour Market Success for Ethnic Minority and Immigrant Youth A learning manual by the OECD LEED Programme
  2. 2. Project summary
  3. 3. 1) Education is key <ul><li>Education impacts on future employment prospects </li></ul><ul><li>Migrant youth have poorer outcomes overall in school – higher dropout rate, achievement gap </li></ul><ul><li>Contributing factors are complex; e.g. socio-economic background, later entry age, language barriers, etc. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Project recommendations
  5. 5. 2) Progressing into work The journey to employment
  6. 6. Project Recommendations
  7. 7. 3) Governance <ul><li>To target or not? Ethnicity/area-based approaches; </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership approach important (co-creation with target groups, business; NGO’s, social enterprises,…) </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of different funding measures (mostly public ) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Project Recommendations <ul><li>Target policy yes but with care, without stigmatising </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships work, but avoid fragmentation; strong networking is needed </li></ul><ul><li>Think innovatively on financing </li></ul><ul><li>Define success, monitor and evaluate </li></ul>
  9. 9. In conclusion <ul><li>The outcomes of migrant youth are far from homogeneous and vary according to numerous factors e.g. generation, country of origin, gender etc.; </li></ul><ul><li>All young people are a fundamental asset to the local community, particularly in light of population ageing and as the battle for talent intensifies; </li></ul><ul><li>Putting in place policies can prevent a lost generation of talented young people, which brings with it a high social and economic cost; </li></ul><ul><li>Mobilisation will ensure they contribute their skills and talent to strengthening the local economy. </li></ul>
  10. 10. The strengths of the manual <ul><li>Insights from research </li></ul><ul><li>Taking lessons from examples </li></ul><ul><li>Examples ‘speak’ – illustrate strengths and weaknesses </li></ul><ul><li>Take care to adapt to your own local governance context </li></ul>