What young English people do once they reach school-leaving age: a cross-cohort comparison for the last 30 years

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Author: Anders, Jake; Dorsett, Richard


This paper examines how young people's early transitions into the labour market have changed between cohorts born in 1958, 1970, 1980, and 1990. [The authors] use sequence analysis to characterise transition patterns and identify three distinct pathways in all cohorts. An 'Entering the Labour Market' group has declined significantly in size (from 91 per cent in the earliest cohort, to 37 per cent in the most recent), an 'Accumulating Human Capital' group has grown in its place (from 4 per cent to 51 per cent), but also a 'Potential Cause for Concern' group has grown alongside this,...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Employment; Research; Students; Participation; Statistics

Keywords: Youth transitions; Transition from education and training to employment; Comparative analysis; School leavers; Transition from secondary to further education and training; Longitudinal data; Data analysis

Geographic subjects: England; Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 2017

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Journal volume: 8

Journal number: 1

Journal date: 2017

Pages: pp. 75-103

ISSN: 1757-9597

Special section, 'Transition to young adulthood: the significance of inequalities of resources and contextual variations', guest edited by Marlis Buchmann, Tina Malti and Heike Solga.

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 127.138

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