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Australian young people and COVID-19: unemployment, government interventions and exclusion

Ben Haman, O 2021 , 'Australian young people and COVID-19: unemployment, government interventions and exclusion', in N Koleoglu and L Agolli (eds.), Socıo-Economıc Impacts And Challenges Of COVID-19 , Rating Academy, Turkey, pp. 143-162.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to severeeconomic and labour market shocks around the globe(Fegert et al., 2020). At present, there is between 5.3 and24.7 million in the number of unemployed populationsbeing as a result of the COVID-19 impact (ILO,2020). The recently released April 2020 ILO reportreveals that as job losses surge, nearly half of globalworkforce at risk of losing livelihoods. However, theimpact on youth employment seems to be exacerbated,given that young people–aged between 15-24 are alreadythree times more likely to be unemployed than adults(ILO, 2020). According to the ILO’s report 2018, youngpeople are more likely to be in gig/informal economythan other age cohorts.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Ben Haman, O
Keywords: COVID-19, youth, social exclusion, government policies
Publisher: Rating Academy
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