Adolescence confronts young people on their way to adulthood with a new momentous stage, that of their access to the labour market. In all cases, access to the world of employment provides them with new responsibilities as citizens, and at the same time provides them with economic autonomy to develop their life project.
While entering the labour market is difficult for everyone, it is especially so in countries with the highest youth unemployment rates, and it is particularly complex and even an impossible mission for youth living in juvenile centres. These, upon reaching the age of majority, are generally forced to leave the reception centre, unlike what happens with those who still live with their family. And in this situation, insertion in the labour market is even more complex for young people of migrant origin. These young migrants are cared for under international law by the Child and Adolescent Protection System. But when they reach the age of 18, they suddenly enter a situation of multiple obstacles to their integration, which can lead to their exclusion or expulsion.