Investing in Youth: Sweden

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This report 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 area of education, training, social and employment policies. Its main focus is on disadvantaged youth including those at risk of disengaging.



Benefits receipt and youth poverty in Sweden

This chapter describes the income situation of youth and NEETs in Sweden. It starts by describing the various types of income support available to young people in the case of unemployment, disability or caring responsibilities. The chapter then discusses trends in benefit receipt since the beginning of the economic crisis, looks at benefit coverage among NEETs and presents evidence on the duration of benefit receipt. The final section studies the incidence of poverty among NEETs and other youth.


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