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Unemployment is hitting youth hard: this is what we should do

Jeff Borland, Professor of Economics at the University of Melbourne explains (The Conversation, 20.6.2014) why youth employment rates rise disproportionately in times of economic downturn.

He describes the outcomes of a recent Social Ventures Australia (SVA) ‘Employment Dialogue’: ‘Building better futures for those experiencing long-term unemployment, in which representatives of leading welfare agencies, service providers for the unemployed, major business groups, as well as SVA members, and provides an overview of the group’s conclusions.

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