In this study, we focused on our attention on three interrelated areas of inquiry. We: 1. Explored the enormous and constantly growing literature and statistics on the
economies and youth labour markets of Nova Scotia, Canada, and the World,
including a comparative analysis of the post-recession youth job markets after
three Canadian recessions (1981, 1991, and 2008/09);
2. Critically examined existing economic development and youth labour market
policies of the Federal and Provincial Governments; and
3. Identified and evaluated the full range of experiential learning and career devel-
opment programs available at each of Nova Scotia’s 11 post-secondary institute-
tions (10 universities and the Nova Scotia Community College)