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FY 2014/2015 Research Topic: C-30
Transition from School to Work: Linkage between Education and Employment in India


Youth unemployment has become a major and challenging global issue. Sharp increases in youth unemployment and underemployment have built upon long-standing structural obstacles, such as skill mismatch and increased young population, that are preventing many youth in both developed and developing countries from making a successful transition from school to work. In developing countries in particular, in addition to the pressure of a growing young population and a characteristic proportion of young people who have a mismatch of skills, the proportion of young people with a stable profession is extremely low compared to developed countries. This research aims to decipher the complex interrelationship among educational choices, achievements, and employment trends on the basis of different education levels and types of schools in several states in India. A macroscopic analysis on the effect of employment skill development is also conducted using industrial statistics and household surveys conducted across the country.


April 2014 - March 2016

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] NAKAMURA Mari
[ Co-researchers ] ASUYAMA Yoko
SASAKI Hiroshi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University)
HARIZUKA Mizuki (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Human-Environment Studies, Department of Education, Kyushu University)
Kabir Md Humayun (Part-time Lecturer, Hiroshima Jogakuin University)
  • 1st year: Interim Report
  • 2nd year:IDE Research Bulletin