Against the odds: Re-engaging young people in education, employment or training

Author: Audit Commission
Categories: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities and Family Environment and Alternative Care

7th July 2010

Since 1990, a yearly government survey has indicated that between 9 and 10 per cent of 16 to 18 year olds is without a wage, schooling or training. This new study looks at the financial, personal and social cost of teenagers who are so-called NEET - not in education, employment or training.

The study has found that the problem may be worse than the annual 'snapshot' survey shows, but that a new approach can make scarce resources work harder for those at greatest risk.