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Jobs for Youth/Des emplois pour les jeunes: Japan 2009

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Improving the performance of youth on the labour market is a crucial challenge in many OECD countries and first experiences on the labour market have a profound influence on later working life. This report on Japan, one of a series of country studies, surveys the main barriers to employment for young people in Japan, assesses of the adequacy and effectiveness of existing measures to improve the transition from school to work in the country, and presents set of policy recommendations.

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The challenge ahead

This chapter examines youth labour market performance over the past decade in Japan, and assesses the problems faced by today’s young people. It presents traditional labour market indicators as well as new ones, such as NEET rates (neither in employment nor in education or training, Section 1). Then, it examines the school-to-work transition process, i.e. the road from school to the first job, the mobility of young workers, and their early career stages. The effect of labour market dualism on youth employment is also analysed in Section 2.

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