Category Archives: Youth Unemployment

27.09.2012

Mind the gap – the scandal of school-to-work transition

Mind the gap – the scandal of school-to-work transition

Youth unemployment is at record levels and the truth is that this is not purely a result of the recession or austerity measures; in fact, youth unemployment has been rising since the early 2000s.  If we are to stop this trend and fix the deeper structural issues surrounding youth unemployment we need to focus our […]

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17.09.2012

Give the next generation a chance: it might be easier than you think

Give the next generation a chance: it might be easier than you think

Young people are either unable or taking longer to secure a first foot on the job ladder.  In England alone, around 450,000 NEETs have yet to make the move from learning into work, outside casual or holiday jobs.  There’s evidence that more employers expect applicants to be ‘job ready’ leading to a catch 22: no […]

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14.09.2012

Youth unemployment: Cyclical or Structural

Youth unemployment: Cyclical or Structural

  It is easy to assume that Youth Unemployment is merely another sign of recession Britain, yet our recent research project in partnership with The Work Foundation suggests otherwise.  Youth Unemployment was on the rise long before the recession hit and although our post 2007 world has done nothing to alleviate the issue it is […]

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