Labour Market Trends: A Youth Focus

For youth who leave school and enter the labour market, a quick transition to productive employment is increasingly being recognized as important for reducing poverty in later life, improving well-being and optimizing returns to investments in education and health. A speedy school to work transition also provides work experiences and develops inter- personal skills of individuals improving their productivity and employability in later life. A better understanding of the challenges faced by youth in finding productive employment is a key to improving youth labour market outcomes. The research examines the trends in key labour market indicators to highlight these challenges faced by youth in Sri Lanka.

Research team

Nisha Arunatialke
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Priyanka Jayawardena
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World Bank