1/4 Recent College Grads Not in Education, Employment, Training

Write : 2015-12-28 09:09:05 Update : 2015-12-29 08:27:59

1/4 Recent College Grads Not in Education, Employment, Training

A new study says one in four recent college graduates in South Korea is neither employed nor in school.
 
The National Assembly Research Service (NARS) unveiled the finding after analyzing 2015 education data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
 
They are referred to as NEETs, which stands for not currently engaged in education, employment or training.
 
According to the research, the ratio of college graduate NEETs among those aged between 15 and 29 was 24-point-four percent as of 2012.
 
South Korea had the third highest proportion among OECD member countries following Greece and Turkey. It was also double the OECD average of 12-point-nine percent.
 
The overall ratio of NEETs, including those who have not graduated from college, among those aged 15 to 29 was 18-point-five percent in South Korea, which also hovers above the OECD average of 15-point-five percent.
 
Lee Man-woo, chief of health, welfare, family and gender equality at the National Assembly Research Service, said highly educated young people appear to be trying to find good jobs by extending preparations for employment. 

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