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).



Raising school completion rates and providing high-quality professional training in Norway

This chapter discusses Norway’s upper-secondary education system, especially its performance for disadvantaged and at-risk youth. It looks at early school leaving in Norway, policies aimed at combating school drop-out, and ways of designing education programmes for students who are not successful in the mainstream school system. It then examines vocational education and training in Norway, with a focus on workplace-based training programmes, and career guidance at school. Finally, it gives an overview of social services offered in school, and the co-ordination of these services.


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