Is education the solution to decent work for youth in developing economies?: identifying qualifications mismatch from 28 school-to-work transition surveys

This report provides up-to-date evidence on the link between labour market outcomes and educational attainment for the population of youth in low- and middle-income countries. Based on the school-to-work transitions surveys (SWTSs) run in 2012-2013, the report summarizes the education profile of youth, identifies patterns of qualifications mismatch measured in over- and undereducation and examines rates of return to education. It concludes that low levels of education, high shares of vulnerable employment and low unemployment rates remain intertwined in a cause-and-effect relationship in the l ... Show more

Authors: Sparreboom, Theo; Staneva, Anita

Published: Geneva, Switzerland, ILO, 2014

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Physical description: ix, 60 p.

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