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CentrePiece Article
Young People Without Qualifications: How 'Headline Numbers' Shape Policy and Aspiration
Hilary Steedman
October 2011
Paper No' CEPCP349:
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CentrePiece 16 (2) Autumn 2011


Tags: apprenticeships; education; policy making; youth unemployment

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.

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.