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

Hilary  Steedman,  October 2011
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Keywords: Apprenticeships; education; policy making; youth unemployment

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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.

CentrePiece 16 (2) Autumn2011 pages: 13-Nov-2015 00:00:00

The article is based on Les élèves sans qualification: La France et les pays de l’OCDE by Ekaterina Melnik, Martine Möbus, Noémie Olympio. Hilary Steedman, Rémi Tréhin-Lalanne and Eric Verdier, a study commissioned by the HCE and coordinated by Eric Verdier and Hilary Steedman.