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FY 2015/2016 Research Topic: C-25
Transition from School to Work: Linkage of Education and Employment in India


Youth unemployment has become a significantly challenging global issue. Sharp increases in youth unemployment and underemployment have built upon long-standing structural obstacles, such as skill mismatch and an increase in the total youth population, that are preventing many youth in both developed and developing countries from making a successful transition from school to work. Particularly in developing countries, in addition to the pressure of youth population growth, given the 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 between educational choices, achievement, and employment trends based on different education levels and types of schools in several states in India. A macroscopic analysis on the effect of employment skills development is also conducted using industrial statistics and household surveys across the country.


April 2014 - March 2016

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] NAKAMURA Mari
[ Co-researcher ] ASUYAMA Yoko
[ Co-researcher ] MURAYAMA Mayumi
[ Co-researcher ] SASAKI Hiroshi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University)
[ Co-researcher ] HARIZUKA Mizuki (Lecturer, Faculty of Humanities, Beppu University)
[ Co-researcher ] Kabir Md Humayun (Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Sociology, North South University)