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NEETs in Europe – Recent policy developments

Increasing the participation of young people in the labour market has become an urgent policy goal and in recent times the focus has been directed at the ‘NEET’ group – young people ‘not in employment, education and training’. This report summarises the findings from 28 national reports by experts from the ‘European Restructuring Monitor’ (ERM) … Continue reading

Employment Gap and NEET in the West Midlands – twice as many young people are NEET in Sandwell as Warwickshire

The Youth Jobs Gap research series uses previously unseen Longitudinal Education Outcomes data to present new insights into disadvantaged young people’s transition from compulsory education into employment. The first three national reports looked at NEET rates, higher education, and apprenticeships respectively. These national reports have also looked at differences between regions – but differences within … Continue reading

NEETs around the World – The global NEET rate is estimated to have increased from 21.7 per cent to 22.4 per cent

Global concerns about the large numbers of young people who are neither in employment, education or training have led to the adoption of the NEET rate, as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as an indicator of progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 8.6. Evidence of progress to date is not very encouraging; between … Continue reading

NEETs in Canada – 11.1% of Canadian youth, more likely to have poorer self-reported physical and mental health

Youth not in employment, education or training (NEET) are considered to be at risk for long-term economic and social difficulties. The number of youth NEET is important to Canada and has also become a global issue, as evidenced by its inclusion as an indicator in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. To date, most of … Continue reading

NEET in the UK – Focus on skills and work incentives for reducing their misses two key obstacles

The number of young people who are not in employment, education and training – NEET, as this group has become widely known as – is a key indicator on the state of youth labour markets and opportunities for young people more generally. The persistence and, in the years following the global financial crisis, growth of … Continue reading

NEETs in Canada in 2018/2019 – 287,400 aged 20 to 24 (12%)

Young people who are not in education, employment or training make up what is known as the NEET population. The NEET indicator has been regularly published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) since the late 1990s, as NEET youth may be at risk of low‑income or social exclusion. At Statistics Canada, the … Continue reading

NEETs in Australia – Young parents, carers, and those who did not finish high school are more likely

Among youth, young parents, carers, and those who did not finish high school are more likely to be NEET and have higher average welfare costs, meaning initiatives that focus on these segments could have outsized benefits. Referring to the graph below, note that where young people fall into multiple cohorts, they were allocated to one … Continue reading

Youth Guarantee in New Zealand – Effective in keeping more young people in education and engaging young NEETs

Youth Guarantee Fees-Free places were implemented in 2010, as the first part of the Youth Guarantee policy. The Youth Guarantee policy provides opportunities for young people to achieve education success, and progress into further education, training and employment. It supports schools, tertiary education organisations and employers to work together. Youth Guarantee Fees-Free provides full-time, fees-free … Continue reading

NEET in Europe – Reaching out

Low qualifications, disengagement from education and training, and long-term unemployment are interconnected phenomena and tend to cumulate throughout a person’s life. Missed chances in early childhood, school age and young adulthood may draw disadvantaged people into a cycle of social marginalisation with ever more scarring effects. Having failed to build adequate soft and technical skills, … Continue reading

LMI for Young People in UK – The data that is available does not provide a useful enough breakdown

Where there is good data about young people targeted support can be put in place. Organisations that support young people use the national statistical data to design and target services for young people. However the data that is available does not provide a useful enough breakdown at a local level or for groups of young … Continue reading

NEETs in Canada – A fact sheet

This fact sheet explores the education and labour market situation of young Canadians aged 15 to 19. In this paper we find that: The proportion of 15 to 19 year old Canadians who are not in employment, education or training (NEET) has fallen over time. In general, countries with lower NEET rates for this age group … Continue reading

Global Youth Unemployment – To rise slightly in 2017 with 21.8 per cent of young people neither in employment nor in education or training (NEET) ILO says

There has been a modest economic recovery, though youth unemployment remains high and employment quality a concern. The global economic outlook for 2017 and 2018 is positive and growth is projected to accelerate modestly due to moderate pickups in investment and trade, mainly led by advanced economies. However, job growth does not always accompany economic … Continue reading

Who are the Persistently NEET Young People – Key socio-demographic characteristics in Australia

The journey of young people immediately post-secondary schooling is of significant interest for policy makers, the wider community and students and their parents. While it is commonly accepted that many young people may experience a short period of not being in education, employment or training (NEET) as a normal part of their transition from school … Continue reading

NEETs in Europe – 60% of them belong because of labour market factors

Eurofound has identified seven groups within the category of NEET (aged 15–24) and using EU-LFS data has calculated the size of each. These groups are described below. Taken together, the figures for discouraged workers, the short- and long-term unemployed, and re-entrants suggest that around 60% belong to the NEETs group because of labour market factors. … Continue reading

NEETs in EU – A toolkit for a sustainable activation

This toolkit is intended to assist you in designing and implementing your approach to activate people not in employment, education and training (NEETs). The toolkit provides concrete guidance and tools for PES to assess the NEET challenge and set priorities; draft and implement an Action Plan; and develop new tools, measures and competences from scratch. … Continue reading

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