To assist member States in building a knowledge base on youth employment that helps better and informed policy-making, the ILO has designed a methodology referred to as a “School-to-Work Transition Survey” (SWTS). The SWTS is developed to quantify the relative ease or difficulty faced by young people in “transiting” to a job that meets the basic criteria of “decency”, namely a job that provides the worker with a sense of permanency, security and personal satisfaction.
This paper presents the results of the SWTS conducted in Mongolia between October and December 2006. It seeks to measure the quality of the transition to decent work. It captures the labour market status of young people, the different types of transitions leading to work and provides information on both quantity and quality of employment. The study also incorporates the results of an employers’ survey that enriches the analysis with data concerning labour demand.