New Profile Series on Youth Education and Employment

FHI 360

Youth Education and Employment Profiles, produced by FHI 360's Education Policy and Data Center, present education and employment characteristics of youth across countries. Data are drawn from School to Work Transition Surveys (SWTS), which were carried out in 32 countries between 2013 and 2015. Funded by the Mastercard Foundation and supported by the International Labour Organization (ILO), they paint a comprehensive picture of youth employment, educational attainment, and schooling across countries. These profiles are designed for students, researchers and practitioners who seek country-level snapshots of youth education and employment conditions, and were developed in consultation with FHI 360 program staff. 

The education and employment categories presented in the profiles are computed by EPDC analysts, and sub-divide employment into salaried and unsalaried, based upon whether respondents report earning a wage. A respondent is considered unemployed if they are not working but are actively seeking work, while they are inactive if they are not in school and not in the labor force. Education categories are determined based upon a respondent's highest level completed. In some cases, it is necessary to collapse education levels into binary categories (i.e. low versus high), based on the distribution of educational attainment within a country. 
These profiles present the most recent education and employment characteristics for youth, representative at the country level. They are available for download as PDF files, which provide additional breakdowns by equity dimension such as gender and socioeconomic status