School-to-work-transitions in Mongolia
AbstractRelatively little is known about the youth labour market in Mongolia. This paper addresses the issue by taking advantage of a recent ad hoc School to Work Transition Survey (SWTS) on young people aged 15-29 years carried out in 2006. After a period of sharp reduction in the 1990s, educational attainment is increasing, as compared to other countries in the area. Nonetheless, important constraints seem to affect the supply of education, especially in rural areas. In addition, as application of the new ILO school-to-work transition classification shows, the country is unable to provide young people with a sufficient number of decent jobs. This translates into high youth unemployment in urban areas and very low productivity jobs in rural areas. Mincerian estimates confirm that human capital is an important determinant of earnings in urban, but not in rural areas.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by International Labour Organization in its series ILO Working Papers with number 423895.
Length: 139 pages
Date of creation: 2008
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transition from school to work; entry into working life; youth employment; Mongolia; passage à la vie active; insertion professionnelle; emploi des jeunes; Mongolie; transición a la vida profesional; inserción profesional; empleo de jóvenes; Mongolia;
Other versions of this item:
- I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
- J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
- J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion
- P30 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - General
- R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics
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