Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET) – ‘it does exactly what it says on the tin’

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In a recent article subtitled: The Importance of NEET as a Marker of Long-Term Disadvantage published in Work, Employment and Society, Dr Kevin Ralston and colleagues, draw upon empirical evidence to demonstrate long-term outcomes associated with NEET status. In doing so they engage with a core critique of the category, that it lacks sociological coherence. In addition to establishing that NEET young people are more likely to be out of work twenty years after having been NEET, the article makes the argument that, despite conceptual weakness, the categorisation does what it was intended to do in capturing a group who experience disengagement and disadvantage.

 

Read the full article in Work, Employment and Society

 

 

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