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Chapter 7 Conclusion

DOI: 10.23912/978-1-910158-36-4-3363

ISBN: 978-1-910158-36-4

Published: November 2015

Component type: chapter

Published in: Youth Employment in Tourism and Hospitality

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



This aim of this book was to establish a baseline of information on youth employment in tourism and hospitality, as well as to review the nature and determinants of youth employment in the sector. In doing so it has covered a broad body of literature and, on occasion, been quite critical in the process, notably in relation to educational policy but also in relation to working conditions. Notwithstanding the critique, the text seeks to offer a conciliatory tone and acknowledges that many young people go on to find extremely satisfying careers in the sector. As examples throughout have demonstrated, being a responsible employer and being successful are not mutually exclusive – far from it. Ultimately, ensuring young people are offered meaningful work, which tourism is well placed to do, is in everyone’s interest, from key stakeholders such as young people and the business community, to policy makers, and educational institutions, as well as to wider society who all suffer the effects of high rates of youth unemployment.


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Walmsley, A. (2015) "Chapter 7 Conclusion" In: Walmsley, A. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/978-1-910158-36-4-3363


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