Publication: Facilitating the School to Work Transition of Young Women
In Latin America and the Caribbean, the school-to-work transition is more challenging for girls than boys due to societal norms. Young women who drop out of school are more likely to be employed in less stable, lower-paid jobs in the informal sector. Work-study programs can help to address the gender gaps in the school-to-work transition. In Uruguay, a national work-study program offered by a lottery system significantly improved the school-to-work transition for young girls and boys. Key features of the program included providing high-quality jobs with a focus on human capital accumulation that is compatible with schooling.
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“Ubfal, Diego. 2022. Facilitating the School to Work Transition of Young Women. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://hdl.handle.net/10986/38427 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”