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Denied jobs and schooling, 'Generation COVID' faces a struggle to catch up
Lee Elliot Major, Andrew Eyles and Stephen Machin
October 2020
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Tags: covid-19; education; equality

More than a tenth of young people have lost their jobs during the pandemic, and only 38% of pupils were getting the equivalent of a full day's schooling in lockdown. Lee Elliot Major (University of Exeter), Andrew Eyles (LSE) and Stephen Machin (LSE) warn that these losses will have a scarring effect: young people cannot simply 'catch up'.