NEETS - young people aged between 15 and 29 years old who are not in employment, education or training - are a potential problem both for society and for themselves. The proportion of young people neither working nor studying offers an insight into how well economies manage the transition between school and work – better than youth unemployment rates, which do not take into account the numbers in education.
The current crisis has continued to affect people’s lives across the world, and nowhere is this more evident than in the deteriorating labour market in many countries. Young people have been hit particularly hard and risk being permanently scarred from joblessness and even exclusion. These social milestones are fundamental to health and well-being.
How are countries around the world helping youth stay in school, build skills and careers? What are they doing about youth unemployment? These case studies provide a starting point for those looking not only to learn about the problems facing youth today, but how to solve them.
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In some countries, an increasing number of young people are neither in employment, nor in education or training (NEET). A high proportion of NEETs is an indicator of a difficult transition between school and work.
This report provides a detailed diagnosis of the youth labour market and education system in Brazil. It takes an international comparative perspective, offering policy options to help improve school-to-work transitions. It also provides an opportunity for other countries to learn from the innovative measures that Brazil has taken to strengthen the skills of youth and their employment outcomes.
Pour soutenir la croissance économique, la Russie doit développer son capital humain, ce qui implique des réformes structurelles des secteurs de l’éducation, de la santé et des retraites.
Les jeunes des milieux modestes sont cruellement sous-représentés dans l’enseignement supérieur. Cela les expose non seulement leur vie durant à des salaires inférieurs, mais cela fragilise en outre les fondements de la croissance économique. Que faire ? Les étudiants défavorisés bénéficient de bourses et de prêts pour les troisièmes cycles, mais il faut aussi les aider dès les premières années de leur scolarité.
Nearly half the world’s population now lives in urban areas. What does that mean for education?
Rather than prescribe actions, the OECD often prefers to show policy makers what everyone else is doing and how successful those initiatives have been. A new OECD series of individual Education Policy Outlook Country Profiles does just that: each profile describes how an individual country is responding to key challenges to improve the effectiveness of its education system.
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This policy profile on education in Australia is part of the new Education Policy Outlook series, which will present comparative analysis of education policies and reforms across OECD countries. Building on the substantial comparative and sectorial policy knowledge base available within the OECD, the series will result in a biannual publication (first volume in 2014).