Child labour and the youth decent work deficit in Jamaica

Author(s) : UCW
Abstract : The current Report examines the related issues of child labour and youth employment in the context of Jamaica. Guided by observed outcomes on schooling, work activities and status in the labour market, the report considers the economic as well as the social determinants of child labour and youth employment. The Jamaica Youth Activity Survey conducted in 2016 (JYAS 2016) is the primary data source for the report. Data from this survey permit a comprehensive and nationally-representative picture of the child labour and youth employment situations.  Three related objectives are served by the report: (1) contribute to the information base on child labour and youth employment, in order to inform policy and programmatic responses; (2) promote policy dialogue on child labour and the lack of opportunities for decent and productive work for youth; and (3) analyse the relationship between early school leaving, child labour and future status in the labour market. 
Year : 2018
Country : Jamaica
Publisher : - -
Source : UCW Country Studies
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