Investing in Youth: Finland

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The series Investing in Youth builds on the expertise of the OECD on youth employment, social support and skills. It covers both OECD countries and key emerging economies. The report on Finland presents new results from a comprehensive analysis of the situation of young people in Finland, exploiting various sources of survey-based and administrative data. It provides a detailed assessment of education, employment and social policies in Finland from an international perspective, and offers tailored recommendations to help improve the school-to-work transition. Earlier reviews in the same series have looked at youth policies in Brazil (2014), Latvia and Tunisia (2015), Australia, Lithuania and Sweden (2016), Japan (2017), Norway (2018) and Peru (2019).



Youth employment and education in Finland

This chapter provides an overview of the educational and employment outcomes and well-being of young people in Finland. After briefly outlining the economic context of the past decade, it compares the educational and employment performance of young Finns with that of young people across OECD countries. The chapter then describes the size and composition of the population of young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEETs), paying particular attention to how their outlook and health compares to other youth. The chapter concludes with discussing the comparative length of inactivity of youth in Finland and the risk factors associated with remaining a NEET for an extended period.


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