Are we failing young people not in employment, education or training (NEETs)?: a systematic review and meta-analysis of re-engagement interventions

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Background: Youth comprise 40 per cent of the world's unemployed, a status associated with adverse wellbeing and social, health, and economic costs. This systematic review and meta-analysis review synthesises the literature on the effectiveness of interventions targeting young people not in employment, education, or training (NEET). Methods: Randomised and quasi-randomised trials with a concurrent or counterfactual control group and baseline equivalence are included. Cochrane collaboration tools are used to assess quality, and a narrative synthesis was undertaken. The primary outcome is...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Employment; Outcomes; Evaluation; Research

Keywords: Unemployment; Employment service; Youth program; Labour market program; Promotion of employment; Wellbeing; Systematic review; Program evaluation

Published: London, England: BioMed Central, 2017

Physical description: 17 p.

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Journal title: Systematic reviews

Journal volume: 6

Journal number: 16

Journal date: 2017

ISSN: 2046-4053

Systematic review registration: PROSPERO CRD42014007535

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Rights: Copyright The Author(s) 2017. Open Access. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. To view a copy of the licence visit:

Call number: TD/TNC 129.274

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