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Jobs for Youth/Des emplois pour les jeunes Jobs for Youth/Des emplois pour les jeunes: Japan 2009: (Complete Edition ‐ ISBN 9789264056923)

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Improving the performance of youth on the labour market is a crucial challenge in many OECD countries and first experiences on the labour market have a profound influence on later working life. This report on Japan, one of a series of country studies, surveys the main barriers to employment for young people in Japan, assesses of the adequacy and effectiveness of existing measures to improve the transition from school to work in the country, and presents set of policy recommendations.

Summary and Main Recommendations


Chapter 1. The Challenge Ahead

‐1. Demographics and Labour Market Outcomes

‐2. The Transition from School to Work

‐3. Key Points

Chapter 2. Education and Training

‐1. The Overall Performance of the Education System

‐2. Upper Secondary Education and the Labour Market

‐3. Tertiary Education and the Labour Market

‐4. Between School and Work

‐5. Training

‐6. Key Points

Chapter 3. Tackling Demand‐Side Barriers to Youth Employment

‐1. Employment Practices

‐2. The Seniority Pay System

‐3. Employment Protection Legislation and Youth Labour Market

‐4. Key Points

Chapter 4. Active Labour Market Policies and Benefits

‐1. Recent Measures to Improve Youth Labour Market Performance

‐2. Public and Private Employment Services

‐3. Unemployment Benefits

‐4. Key Points


Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: December 1, 2008

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