Social and welfare issues

Investing in Youth: Finland

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Published on May 07, 2019

The series Investing in Youth builds on the expertise of the OECD on youth employment, social support and skills. It covers both OECD countries and key emerging economies. The report on Finland presents new results from a comprehensive analysis of the situation of young people in Finland, exploiting various sources of survey-based and administrative data. It provides a detailed assessment of education, employment and social policies in Finland from an international perspective, and offers tailored recommendations to help improve the school-to-work transition. Earlier reviews in the same series have looked at youth policies in Brazil (2014), Latvia and Tunisia (2015), Australia, Lithuania and Sweden (2016), Japan (2017), Norway (2018) and Peru (2019).


Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
Youth employment and education in Finland
Improving the transition from school to work in Finland
Towards integrated services and integrated benefits for young people in Finland
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Press release: Finland should do more to improve job prospects of low-skilled youth

Key findings: Launch presentation (.pdf)

OECD:n arviointi nuorten palveluista Suomessa (Assessment & Recommandations in Finnish)

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  • 1 in 8 young Finns are not in #employment or #education [@OECD_Social]
  • Low-skilled youth in Finland face severe constraints in finding a job in an economy dominated by high-skilled jobs [OECD_Social]
  • Finland has the most selective higher education system across OECD countries, with 67% of applicants rejected each year compared to the OECD average of 30% [OECD_Social]

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