Youth Employment in Tourism and Hospitality: A Critical Review

  • Dr Andreas Walmsley
  • Published By: Goodfellow Publishers Limited
  • ISBN-10: 1910158380
  • ISBN-13: 9781910158388
  • DDC: 331.34137
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 204 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released October 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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In an era of continued globalization and economic-restructuring youth employment constitutes what many commentators regard as one of the key policy issues of our time. This important new book gives the first comprehensive overview of key concepts, theories and knowledge relating to youth employment in the Tourism sector. Specifically, this book discusses rates of youth employment in tourism and hospitality, working conditions for youth and the role of youth employment in tourism in developing countries. It explores barriers to youth employment, from both supply and demand-side perspectives. It reviews the relationship between education, training and youth employment before looking at the education to work transition through the lenses of career decision-making and career development theories. It also discusses the role of tourism internships in early work socialization, as well as graduate entrepreneurship in tourism.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Determining Levels of Youth Employment.
2: The Nature of Youth Employment.
3: Barriers to Youth Employment.
4: Education, Employability and Youth Employment.
5: The Education to Work Transition.
6: Conclusion.