Education Employment Earnings: youth unemployment

Organisation for Economic Development (OCED) 2013 Education at a Glance report examined the relationship between education, employment and earnings. Education at a Glance 2013 found that 15 to 29-year-olds have been hit particularly hard by the global recession, with unemployment amongst this group averaging 16 per cent in OECD countries. Education seems to correlate with a host of personal benefits, from longer life to higher income. At a national level, too, education and income appear to go together.

 The OECD’s Education at a Glance report also found the role strong vocational qualifications can play in enhancing an individual’s employment prospects. The study found that countries with a higher-than-average proportion of graduates from vocational programmes were able to keep the increases in unemployment rates among this age group to below 8 per cent points while countries where less than 25 per cent of young adults graduate from vocational education, saw increases in unemployment rates of 12 per cent.

Education Employment Earnings

Youth employment
Youth employment

Youth Unemployment and Vocational Skills will be discussed at an upcoming conference will be discussed at an upcoming conference

The Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference 2014 is a national conference focusing on at risk groups for Long-Term Unemployment [Mature Age, Youth, Indigenous, Disability, Regional] . The conference will be held on 18-19 August 2014, QT Hotel Surfers Paradise. The conference is an initiative of the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association; an incorporated non-government, not for profit organisation.  Ph: (61 7) 5502 2068 Fax: 07 5527 3298. If you would like to submit your abstract on education, earnings and youth employment please click here