Economic outcomes of youth not in education, employment or training (NEET)

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Author: Samoilenko, Anton; Carter, Kristie


The paper examines the outcomes of youth not in education, employment or training (NEET) up to four years after the initial long-term spell of NEET. The paper covers outcomes of NEETs in relation to benefit receipt, education, employment and future inactivity. These outcomes are compared across NEETs and a control group of non-NEETs. Propensity Score Matching is used to control for observed characteristics of NEETs and controls to ensure that outcomes are not driven by underlying differences in specific characteristics. The paper finds that individuals who experience a long-term spell of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Employment; Participation; Economics; Outcomes; Teaching and learning; Research

Keywords: Youth at risk; Youth transitions; Unemployment; Unemployed; Education; Comparative analysis; Economic impact

Geographic subjects: New Zealand; Oceania

Published: Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Treasury, 2015

Physical description: iii, 28 p.

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ISBN: 9780478436228 (online)

Resource type: Working paper

Call number: TD/TNC 119.1033

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