The ILO will select papers to be presented at a Global Research Symposium on “Labour Market Transitions of Young Women and Men: Innovative research from 28 ‘school-to-work transition survey’ (SWTS) datasets” to be held in Geneva in February 2015.
Young people face several challenges when entering the labour market particularly in developing economies. Not only do they need to find a job, and preferably one that corresponds to their level of qualifications, they also want to develop a foundation for a lasting, stable employment relationship that helps them to progress in life. To characterize these challenges and to support policy-makers in designing adequate instruments to support the transition of young people into employment, the ILO developed the School-to-work Transition Survey (SWTS), a household survey of young people aged 15-29 years.
The surveys offer a wealth of information on the characteristics of education, conditions of work, aspirations and labour market transitions of young people, captured in the survey’s unique assessment of respondents’ history of labour market activities. All related SWTS microdata files, as well as the current national, thematic and regional reports, are already available. All data are disaggregated by sex and rural/urban residency.
SWTS datasets are available for the following 28 countries:
- Asia and the Pacific: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal, Samoa, Viet Nam
- Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, FYR Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine
- Latin America and the Caribbean: Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Jamaica, Peru
- Middle East and North Africa: Egypt, Jordan, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Tunisia
- Sub-Saharan Africa: Benin, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Togo, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia
About the Research Symposium:
|Organizers: ILO Youth Employment ProgrammePlace: Geneva, Switzerland
Date: 20 February 2015 (tbc)
Submission deadline (proposals): July 31, 2014
Notification of acceptance:September 10, 2014
Submission deadline (full paper):November 30, 2014
The Global Research Symposium on “Labour market transitions of young women and men: Innovative research from 28 ‘school-to-work transition survey’ (SWTS) datasets” is the first organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) on the subject. The aim of the symposium is to promote the exchange of innovative research and ideas for translating its implications into policy and practice.
- Conditions of work
- Inequalities of opportunity
- Determinants of labour market outcomes (including transitions)
- Authors of nine papers will be invited to present their work at the main sessions of the Global Symposium in Geneva in February 2015 (all expenses covered);
- Depending on the quality of the piece, the nine papers will be published in an ILO research compendium under the ILO Work4Youth Publication Series in 2015;
- Two papers will be selected for inclusion in the forthcoming ILO Global Employment Trends for Youth 2015;
- The two finalist papers will also receive an award of US$ 1,000 each.
Instructions for submission and timeline:
Those interested should submit a 2-3-page proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org by JULY 31, 2014
|The papers should address one or more of the three themes of the Symposium:
Papers can be national, cross-country, regional or global in scope. The analysis must be based on one or several of the SWTS datasetsmade available on the W4Y website.
The proposal should include:
- Full paper title
- Full name, afﬁliation, address, phone/fax/e-mail of one author for all correspondence
- Recent C.V. of principal author
- For all other authors, full name, afﬁliation and e-mail
- Identification of the relevant theme (1-3 above)
- Short introductive summary (approximately 1,000 words)
- Arguments regarding the paper’s relevance
- Methodology to be utilized
- Summary of the main findings and conclusions
The ILO has launched a video contest for young people (from 18-29 years) on how the global jobs crisis is affecting them and their communities. Three winners will be offered an all expenses paid trip to Geneva, Switzerland to present their videos at the ‘Youth Employment Forum’ which takes place at the International Labour Organization (ILO) on 23-25 May 2012.
Here’s an opportunity to share with the world and with other young people like YOU, just how the global employment crisis has affected you, your friends, your family or community.
Your ideas, your story, your views
Use creativity and originality to describe (by video) how the youth employment crisis has affected you or your community. Are you having trouble transitioning into the job market? Have you lost your job or are you struggling to find one? Do you work under poor conditions? Share your thoughts and suggest an innovative idea that you think could help! If you have a story to tell, we’re ready to watch and listen. Videos must be your original work.
Upload on your YouTube account
Upload your video on your own YouTube channel and send us the link at the following email address: email@example.com.
If you don’t have a YouTube account, please create one at http://www.youtube.com/create_account. Then simply send us the link to your video via email. Please don’t forget to provide your name, age and nationality. You must be between the ages of 18 and 29 years to be considered eligible for participation in the contest.
Videos should be no longer than two (2) minutes in length. They must not contain offensive or inappropriate language or content, and must comply with YouTube’s general terms and conditions. Use your creativity, with or without words to share your thoughts. If you decide to use words which are not in one of the 3 official languages of the ILO (English, French, or Spanish), please add subtitles in one of the official languages. For simple instructions on how to create subtitles for YouTube videos, please see http://www.youtube.com/t/captions_about
Submissions must be in by 23:59 (GMT) on 10 April 2012. Entries submitted after this date will not be considered. Videos cannot be modified after the deadline. The results will be announced on 20 April 2012. The ILO will contact the winners after the announcement of the results to start arranging the trip to Geneva.
The participants grant the International Labour Organization (ILO), its partners and other UN agencies as well as other persons or entities authorized by the ILO, free of charge, an exclusive, irrevocable, transferable, perpetual, worldwide license to use the copyright, related rights or any other intellectual property rights that have arisen by law or will arise by law in the prepared and submitted videos.
The ILO is entitled to publish the videos, but has no obligation to do so. The ILO accepts no responsibility for technical or other disturbances that may impede the uploading of your video. By submitting your video, you accept these Entry Rules and Conditions. The ILO expressly reserves the right to exclude videos if participants breach these Entry Rules and Conditions or in case of a corresponding cause or suspicion.
- You must be between the ages of 18-29 years;
- Videos must be a maximum of two minutes in length;
- Videos which are not in one of the three official languages of the ILO (English, French or Spanish), must include subtitles in one of the ILO’s official languages. Videos without narrations (silent videos) are also accepted.
- You must send the link of your video via email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name, age and nationality;
- Deadline for submission is 10 April 2012 at 23:59 (GMT).
You can make a difference! Let this competition be a fruitful one!