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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).

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Benefit receipt and youth poverty in Norway

This chapter studies incomes and benefit receipt of youth, and particularly NEETs, in Norway. It sets off by describing the social safety net in Norway, providing a brief analysis of the benefits available for young people in the case of unemployment, disability or caring responsibilities. It then discusses trends in benefit receipt rates among young people since the start of the economic crisis. The final section provides evidence on benefit adequacy by looking at youth poverty.

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