Labour Market Transitions of Young Women and Men in Asia and the Pacific
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This report presents the results of the School-to-work transition surveys (SWTS) implemented in five countries in the Asia-Pacific region – Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal, Samoa and Viet Nam – in 2012 or 2013. The indicators resulting from the surveys and analysed in this report provide a much more detailed picture of the youth in the labour market in a part of the world where labour market information is sparse and sporadic. Results show that unemployment of young people remains a matter of concern, especially among those with higher education, but that issues relating to the quality of work available to young people are of even greater relevance to the design and implementation of policy interventions. The report also draws attention to the path and length of the school-to-work transition for young people who are currently employed and draws some conclusions about the characteristics or experiences that can help to achieve a smoother transition.
youth; school-to-work transitions; Asia; Pacific