This working paper focuses on how young men and women make the transition from school to work and the problems they encounter in doing so. It draws on Young Lives longitudinal qualitative and survey data which document the link between education and work over time.
The paper addresses the following questions: What are the patterns of school to work transitions? What jobs are available for young people? What institutional arrangements support the transition from school to work? What are the challenges? Finally, it examines the implications for policy and programming.
This working paper and the accompanying policy brief are part of a set of eight working papers and eight policy briefs on gendered transitions into young adulthood in Ethiopia.