Skills Outlook 2015

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OECD Skills Outlook 2015 - Youth, Skills and Employability

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The 2015 edition of the OECD Skills Outlook covers the topic Youth, Skills, and Employability. Young people around the world are struggling to enter the labour market. In some OECD countries, one in four 16-29 year-olds is neither employed nor in education or training. The OECD Skills Outlook 2015 shows how improving the employability of youth requires a comprehensive approach. While education, social, and labour market policies have key roles to play, co-ordination between public policies and the private sector is also crucial. The publication, which builds on the results of the 2012 Survey of Adult Skills presented in the first edition of the Skills Outlook, also gives examples of successful policies in selected countries.

Overview

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Ensure that youth leave education with adequate skills

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Country indicators [Country 1]
country performance
OECD average
What are the skills of youth? bottom top
Average numeracy proficiency, 16-29 year-olds
Average literacy proficiency, 16-29 year-olds
Tertiary attainment, 25-34 year-olds
Young people with low numeracy proficiency, 16-29 year-olds
Young people with low literacy proficiency, 16-29 year-olds
OECD average
Is skills development inclusive? bottom top
Students with low mathematics proficiency, 15 year-olds
Students with low reading proficiency, 15 year-olds
Impact of social background on math performance, 15 year-olds
Impact of social background on math performance, 16-29 year-olds
Impact of immigrant background on reading performance, 15 year-olds
OECD average
How are students developing their skills? bottom top
Average proficiency in mathematics, 15 years-olds
Average proficiency in reading, 15 years-olds
Numeracy proficiency of post-secondary and tertiary students, 16-29 year-olds
Numeracy proficiency of vocational students, 16-29 year-olds, 2012
Post-secondary and tertiary students combining study and work in occupations matched to their field of study, 16-29 years-old

Get all youth to actively participate in the labour market

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Country indicators [Country 1]
country performance
OECD average
Are youth well integrated into the labour market? bottom top
NEET rate, 15-29 years-olds
Youth employment rate, 25-29
Youth unemployment compared to prime-age unemployment
Temporary employment, 16-29 years-olds
OECD average
How close are young people to the labour market who are Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEETs)? bottom top
NEETs who are inactive
NEETs with low literacy proficiency
NEETs with below upper secondary education
NEETs who have been unemployed for more than six months

Make better use of youth skills

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Country indicators [Country 1]
country performance
OECD average
Do workplaces promote skills use? bottom top
Youth having task discretion at work
Youth learning by doing at work
Youth using problem solving skills at work
Youth using co-operative skills at work

About the Skills Scoreboard

The Skills Outlook 2015 develops a Skills Scoreboard on youth employability with the objective to measure how countries have performed in recent years along six dimensions of youth employability: i) the skills of youth; ii) the inclusiveness of the development of skills; iii) the students’ skills and their attachment to the labour market; iv) the integration of youth into the labour market; v) the distance of the NEETs from the labour market, and vi) the promotion of skill use at the workplace. The Skills Scoreboard measures countries’ outcomes for youth skills and employability and not directly policies or enabling framework conditions.

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What are the skills of youth?
Average numeracy proficiency, 16-29 year-olds
Average literacy proficiency, 16-29 year-olds
Tertiary attainment, 25-34 year-olds
Young people with low numeracy proficiency, 16-29 year-olds
Young people with low literacy proficiency, 16-29 year-olds
Is skills development inclusive?
Students with low mathematics proficiency, 15 year-olds
Students with low reading proficiency, 15 year-olds
Impact of social background on math performance, 15 year-olds
Impact of social background on math performance, 16-29 year-olds
Impact of immigrant background on reading performance, 15 year-olds
How are students developing their skills?
Average proficiency in mathematics, 15 years-olds
Average proficiency in reading, 15 years-olds
Numeracy proficiency of post-secondary and tertiary students, 16-29 year-olds
Numeracy proficiency of vocational students, 16-29 year-olds, 2012
Post-secondary and tertiary students combining study and work in occupations matched to their field of study, 16-29 years-old
Are youth well integrated into the labour market?
NEET rate, 15-29 years-olds
Youth employment rate, 25-29
Youth unemployment compared to prime-age unemployment
Temporary employment, 16-29 years-olds
How close are young people to the labour market who are Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEETs)?
NEETs who are inactive
NEETs with low literacy proficiency
NEETs with below upper secondary education
NEETs who have been unemployed for more than six months
Do workplaces promote skills use?
Youth having task discretion at work
Youth learning by doing at work
Youth using problem solving skills at work
Youth using co-operative skills at work

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