NEETs - Young people not in employment, education or training: Characteristics, costs and policy responses in Europe

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21 October 2012
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21 October 2012
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Abstract

This report analyses the labour market situation of young people in Europe, with a specific focus on the NEET group. It examines the determinants of belonging to the NEET group, and measures the economic and social costs of NEETs. It also assesses how Member States through policies and interventions have sought to support young people to gain a foothold in the labour market. It shows that successful policy initiatives address specific, disadvantaged subgroups in the NEET population. They are client-centred in their efforts to set young people on a pathway to long-term, sustainable employment and they are innovative, adopting new ways of reaching a target group. An executive summary is also available.

 

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    Reference No: 
    ef1254
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1094-7
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-32-12-423-EN-C
    DOI: 
    10.2806/41578
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    NEETs - Young people not in employment, education or training: Characteristics, costs and policy responses in Europe

    This report analyses the labour market situation of young people in Europe, with a specific focus on the NEET group. It examines the determinants of belonging to the NEET group, and measures the economic and social costs of NEETs. It also assesses how Member States through policies and interventions have sought to support young people to gain a foothold in the labour market. It shows that successful policy initiatives address specific, disadvantaged subgroups in the NEET population. They are client-centred in their efforts to set young people on a pathway to long-term, sustainable employment and they are innovative, adopting new ways of reaching a target group. An executive summary is also available.

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    2
    Reference No: 
    EF12541
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    NEETs - Young people not in employment, education or training: Characteristics, costs and policy responses in Europe - Executive summary

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
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    The economic crisis has severely damaged the employment prospects of the young generation, and employment among young people is now at the lowest level ever recorded by Eurostat. To better capture the extent of economic inactivity among the young, the concept of NEET – not in employment, education or training – has been developed. This report analyses the labour market situation of young people in Europe, with a specific focus on the NEET group. It examines the determinants of belonging to the NEET group, and measures the economic and social costs of NEETs. It also assesses how Member States through policies and interventions have sought to support young people to gain a foothold in the labour market. Read more in the report - see Related content.

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