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Chapter 2 Determining Levels of Youth Employment

DOI: 10.23912/978-1-910158-36-4-3356

ISBN: 978-1-910158-36-4

Published: November 2015

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Published in: Youth Employment in Tourism and Hospitality

Parent DOI: 10.23912/978-1-910158-36-4-2678



The purpose of this chapter is to provide a baseline understanding of the scope of youth employment in tourism and hospitality. The chapter begins by defining youth employment in tourism and hospitality. Following the provision of the commonly accepted statistical definition of youth as it applies to labour markets, attention turns to the concept of youth employment whereby it will become apparent that what counts as youth employment will depend on societal context. The chapter then returns to the measurement of tourism employment and some of the difficulties associated with this, which have implications for understanding youth employment in the sector. Key statistics relating to youth employment in tourism and hospitality are then presented and discussed, drawing on governmental and non-governmental data.

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Walmsley, A. (2015) "Chapter 2 Determining Levels of Youth Employment" In: Walmsley, A. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/978-1-910158-36-4-3356


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