Family factors and NEET status: an Estonian case study

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For young people, not being in education, employment or training (NEET) may be detrimental to self-esteem and limit possibilities for achieving financial security and a respectable position in society. One major educational problem in Estonia is low academic achievement at the upper level of basic education (Grades 7-9), reflected in a large number of drop-outs and 'grade repeaters' (students who are not transferred to the next grade because of poor study results and who thus need to remain in the same grade for a second year). In this article (through an Estonian case study placed in...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Employment; Participation; Culture and society; Research

Keywords: Youth at risk; Unemployment; Dropout; Family; Case study

Geographic subjects: Estonia; Finland; Europe

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2013

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Also called: Family factors and not in education, employment or training status

Journal volume: 18

Journal number: 1-2

Journal date: March-June 2013

Pages: pp. 115-126

ISSN: 1359-6748, 1747-5112 (online)

Special issue: 'Reclaiming the disengaged: critical perspectives on young people not in education, employment or training' guest edited by Robin Simmons and Ron Thompson.

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 111.983

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