Determinants having impacts on employability of young people after leaving child residential care

Milan Fico, Institute for Labour and Family, Slovak Republic

Pages: 100 – 122


There are many children and young people leaving children’s home each year. Most of them become independent immediately after attaining their majority. This is a vulnerable social category, that is in comparison with the rest of the children‘s population lacks support from their families. Immediately after their departure they are confronted with various life changes at once, such as looking for housing or their first employment. The aim of this work is to investigate the determinants having impact on employability of young people in the first years after their departure. The main starting points belong to four categories – environment of a children’s home including the work with biological family, children’s and families’ characteristics and contextual circumstances after the children’s transition. The findings can be applied in social and public policy-making, enabling better setup of measures to reduce unemployment of this vulnerable social category of children’s population.

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