Well-qualified young people held back by disadvantage, study finds

Nina Jacobs
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Disadvantaged young people are twice as likely to be not in education, employment or training (Neet) in early adulthood - and inequalities remain even if they are qualified to the same level as their more privileged peers, according to a study published today.

Research suggests lowering the national Neet rate for disadvantaged young people from 26 to 21 per cent would result in 22,000 fewer disadvantaged Neet young people overall. Picture: Adobe Stock
Research suggests lowering the national Neet rate for disadvantaged young people from 26 to 21 per cent would result in 22,000 fewer disadvantaged Neet young people overall. Picture: Adobe Stock

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