Beere, Thekla J. 'Schemes for the rehabilitation of youth in certain countries, with special reference to labour service'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XVI No. 2, 1938/1939, pp33-52
Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Vol. XVI No. 2 1938/1939
Unemployment among young persons is one of the most acute and
disturbing problems of this generation. It is difficult to assess its
exact magnitude either in this or in other countries, but the International
Labour Office concluded some years ago, from the mass of
evidence at its disposal, that the number of unemployed persons under
the age of 25 years is generally about a quarter of the total number
of unemployed of all ages, and from the information available it
appears that the proportion for Eire conforms closely to this figure,
so that the number of unemployed youths between 16 and 25 years
of age is in the neighbourhood of 20,000, of whom approximately 12,000
are under 21.
It is with the outlook and prospects of these "out of works" that we
are at present concerned. The problem has been tackled in various
ways in other countries and has been the subject of a Report of the
International Labour Office. The demoralising effects of unemployment
on those who, full of youthful enthusiasm, are just entering upon
adult life, is appreciated by every student of social conditions, and
some means of alleviating this evil, with its trail of juvenile
delinquency, is the subject of the present paper.
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