'The labour market looks bleak for India's young women'
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India, Nov. 20 -- In August, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) released a report titled 'Tackling the COVID-19 youth employment crisis in Asia and the Pacific'. The pandemic has impacted the economic futures of young people around the world, it confirmed. For the purpose of the study, the ILO and the ADB defined young as those in the age group of 15 to 24. "Scarring does occur when a young person has to start out their working life in times of economic crisis like the current," says Sara Elder, head of the regional economic and social analysis unit for Asia and the Pacific at the ILO, and a lead author of the report. Excerpts from an interview.
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