Investing in Youth: Norway

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The present report on Norway 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 areas of education, training, social and employment policies. Its main focus is on young people who are not in employment, education or training (the "NEETs").

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).



Assessment and recommendations

Labour market conditions for young people (15-29 years) in Norway are among the most favourable across OECD countries, but the trend over the last decade has not been as positive. While the youth employment rate is high, at 59% in 2016 (compared to 52% in the OECD on average), it declined substantially in recent years and is now seven percentage points below its pre-crisis peak.


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