International and National Factors Affecting School-to-Work Transition for At-Risk Youth in Canada: An Integrative Review
Keywords:at-risk youth, school-to-work transition, work-based education
This paper provides an integrative review on the unemployment of at-risk youth and their transition to adulthood within Canadian and international contexts. Factors that influence school-towork transition for at-risk youth include: (a) international economic and social factors, (b) fixed individual and family factors, (c) individual and family factors amenable to change, (d) educational contexts, (e) workplace contexts, (f) school-to-work intersection, and (g) outcomes for individuals. We also consider the complexities of comparing and synthesizing these factors and, finally, suggest an agenda for action by Canadian researchers and policy makers based on the results of our integrative review.
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