Employment policies and data

Youth employment and unemployment


 The global financial crisis has reinforced the message that more must be done to provide youth with the skills and help they need to get a better start in the labour market and progress in their careers. 


THE Oecd action plan for youth

The OECD Action Plan for Youth sets out a comprehensive range of measures that OECD Member countries have committed to take to:

 Investing in Youth

country reviews: Investing in youth

This new series analyses the school-to-work transitions of youth in OECD countries and emerging economies and provides policy options to help develop education systems and labour market arrangements that work together well. Economic growth and social cohesion are often held back by poor labour market outcomes of youth.

The overview covers a special analysis of disadvantaged groups of young people, in particular those not in employment, education or training (NEET), an analysis of the pathways between school and the labour market as well as a review of cash transfers and in-kind programmes aimed at helping youth in different countries. 

DATA on Youth

Access more data on youth






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