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Investing in Youth: Latvia

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This report provides a detailed diagnosis of the youth labour market and education system in Latvia from an international comparative perspective, and offers tailored recommendations to help improve school-to-work transitions. It also provides an opportunity for other countries to learn from the innovative measures that Latvia has taken to strengthen the skills of youth and their employment outcomes, notably through the implementation of a Youth Guarantee.

 

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

Identifying NEETs’ characteristics is important for the design of welltargeted policies that can bring young people back into employment or training. In Latvia, like in other countries, NEET status is often related to a range of different “risk factors”: Individuals with low educational attainment are strongly overrepresented among NEETs. High rates of inactivity among young women are frequently due to pregnancy, childcare or other family responsibilities. Inactive men frequently report suffering from poor health. Among NEETs, young women, individuals with low education and those with poor health tend to remain out of employment or education for longest. There are substantial differences in NEET rates across regions in Latvia.

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