Bridging the gap: new opportunities for 16-18 year olds not in education, employment or training

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Great Britain. Cabinet Office. Social Exclusion Unit


The best defence against social exclusion is having a job, and the best way to get a job is to have a good education, with the right training and experience. But every year some 161,000 young people between 16 and 18 are not involved in any education, training or employment. For the majority these are wasted and frustrating years that lead, inexorably, to lower pay and worse job prospects in later life. The report sets out in detail both the scale and nature of the problem. It shows that while most young people enjoy a fairly smooth transition from school to work, often passing through A...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Outcomes; Employment; Higher education; Secondary education; Vocational education and training; Career development; Participation; Policy

Keywords: Youth transitions; Youth at risk

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: [London, England]: Stationery Office, 1999

Physical description: 122 p.

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At foot of title: Presented to Parliament by the Prime Minister by Command of Her Majesty July 1999

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 121.151

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