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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Guaranteeing employment or training options for NEETs in Latvia

The system of social and employment support has been put under extreme pressure during the recession with an unprecedented rise of youth unemployment. Several recent reforms aim at improving the efficiency of interventions and substantially extend participation among young inactive and unemployed, with a focus on skills. Implementing an effective youth guarantee when unemployment is high is challenging, considering that activation used to be weak in Latvia. This chapter sets out a number of recommendations for this strategy to succeed.


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