Empleo, Violencia Y Oportunidades Para Los Jóvenes. Evidencia Para América Latina Y El Caribe (Employment, Violence and Youth Opportunities: Evidence for Latin America and the Caribbean)

64 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2018

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Daniela Zuluaga

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Fabio Sánchez

Universidad de los Andes, Colombia - Department of Economics

Valentina Chegwin

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Date Written: February 15, 2018

Abstract

Spanish Abstract: Este documento recopila y analiza la evidencia disponible sobre los vínculos entre oportunidades económicas, empleo y violencia asociada a jóvenes en América Latina y el Caribe. Como parte de una iniciativa liderada por El Centro Internacional de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo de Canadá (IDRC), este estudio reúne estudios teóricos y empíricos importantes, experiencias de intervenciones exitosas y recopila una serie de mejores prácticas a ser consideradas en futuras investigaciones y decisiones de política relacionadas con la inserción laboral, oportunidades económicas y violencia juvenil en la región. El estudio sugiere que la evidencia disponible no es suficiente para afirmar que mayores oportunidades económicas en los jóvenes se traducen en una reducción inmediata de la violencia.

English Abstract: This report presents an analysis on the existing evidence studying the links between economic opportunities, employment and violence associated with youth in Latin America and the Caribbean. As part of a global initiative led by Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC), this work brings together important theoretical and empirical studies, successful interventions and compiles a series of best practices and recommendations that should be considered in future research and on the design of public policy on these matters. The findings suggest that the available evidence is not enough to sustain that providing economic opportunities to the young translate into an immediate reduction of violence.

Note: Downloadable document is in Spanish.

Keywords: Jóvenes, Conflicto, Empleo, América Latina y el Caribe

JEL Classification: J13, D74, E24, N16

Suggested Citation

Zuluaga, Daniela and Sánchez Torres, Fabio and Chegwin, Valentina, Empleo, Violencia Y Oportunidades Para Los Jóvenes. Evidencia Para América Latina Y El Caribe (Employment, Violence and Youth Opportunities: Evidence for Latin America and the Caribbean) (February 15, 2018). Documento CEDE No. 2018-14. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3127773 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3127773

Daniela Zuluaga (Contact Author)

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) ( email )

1300 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20577
United States

Fabio Sánchez Torres

Universidad de los Andes, Colombia - Department of Economics ( email )

Carrera 1a No. 18A-10
Santafe de Bogota, AA4976
Colombia
+57 1 332 4495 (Phone)
+57 1 332 4492 (Fax)

Valentina Chegwin

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) ( email )

1300 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20577
United States

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