ACTIVE LABOUR MARKET POLICIES AND BENEFITS
Abstract:As reviewed in the previous chapters, young people in Japan today are facing more difficulties during the school‐to‐work transition period compared with previous generations. They experience more frequent and longer spells of unemployment and inactivity, as well as a higher probability of switching between precarious jobs. Responding to this new situation requires high quality job‐search assistance, training and other employment support programmes provided by public employment service (PES). Equally important is to ensure that youth are covered by adequate unemployment benefit schemes.
Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: 2008-12-01