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.


Labour market and educational outcomes of youth in Australia

This chapter presents a brief overview of the labour market and education outcomes of youth in Australia. The chapter starts by highlighting the importance of demographic factors for understanding youth outcomes. It describes the situation of young people in the labour market looking at trends in youth employment and unemployment. It then presents recent developments in school enrolment and completion rates. The chapter concludes by documenting the share of the youth population in Australia who are not in employment, education or training (the “NEETs”).


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