Jun 10, 2020

How COVID-19 affects opportunities for young people

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The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development predicts a deep recession around the world. But for how long? Adidas pledges to hire more Black employees. And, how COVID-19 might lead to more "youth disconnection" in the U.S.

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COVID-19 could devastate nation's youth when it comes to school, work, new report finds

Jun 10, 2020
"Disconnected youth" are neither attending school nor working. COVID-19 could push the youth disconnection rate to 1 in 5 young people.
"All of us pay a high price for youth disconnection," says Measure of America's Kristen Lewis, "because it leads to lower tax revenues, reduced competitiveness as a nation, higher health and criminal justice costs and much more."
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