Family factors and NEET status: an Estonian case study

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Author: Leino, Mare; Hintsanen, Mirka; Hintsa, Taina; Merjonen, Paivi; Keltikangas-Jarvinen, Liisa

Abstract:

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 the context of the relationships between Estonia and the neighbouring country Finland), we analyse the essence of the NEET process in the light of family factors.

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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 ...  [+] 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 title: Research in post-compulsory education

Journal volume : 18

Journal number: 1-2

Journal date: March-June 2013

Pages: pp. 115-126

Series:
Critical perspectives on young people not in education, employment or training

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

Notes:
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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