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.


Characteristics of youth not in employment, education or training (NEETs) in Australia

This chapter studies the profile of young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEETs) in Australia. It describes risk factors of NEET status looking at young people’s individual characteristics, the characteristics of their parents and the households they live in. It then presents an analysis of the dynamics of NEET status, describing the incidence and duration of NEET spells among young people. The chapter concludes by contrasting views and values of NEETs with those of other young people.


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