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Investing in Youth: Australia

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The present report on Australia is part of the series on "Investing in Youth", which builds on the expertise of the OECD on youth employment, social support and skills. This series covers both OECD countries and countries in the process of accession to the OECD, as well as some emerging economies. The report provides a detailed diagnosis of youth policies in the area of education, training, social and employment policies. Its main focus is on disengaged or at-risk of disengaged youth.

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Benefit receipt and youth poverty in Australia

This chapter studies the income situation of youth and in particular NEETs, in Australia. It starts by describing the various types of incomesupport available to young people in the case of unemployment, disability or caring responsibilities. The chapter then discusses trends in benefit receipt rates since the start of the economic crisis, looks at benefit coverage among NEETs, and presents evidence on the duration of benefit receipt. The final section studies the incidence of poverty among NEETs and other youth.

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