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Young People Without Qualifications: How 'Headline Numbers' Shape Policy and Aspiration

By Hilary Steedman

Abstract

England's most widely used indicator of young people's education and labour market status is the NEET category - 'not in education, employment or training'. Making comparisons with how France and Germany measure school leavers' progression and achievement, Hilary Steedman argues that NEET is no longer good enough.Apprenticeships, education, policy making, youth unemployment

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