Predictors and consequences of being persistently not in employment education or training (NEET): evidence from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth


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Author: Forrest, Cameron; Skujins, Peta; Stanwick, John


This chapter examines the group of young people aged 15-24 that are not engaged in education, employment or training (NEET). In particular, it examines those who are NEET for six or more months consecutively, known here as persistently NEET. Using data from the Longitudinal Survey of Australian Youth (LSAY), the report investigates the incidence of persistently NEET in this data, the socio-demographic characteristics associated with being persistently NEET, the activities of the group, and the outcomes at age 20-24 of those who have a persistently NEET period at ages 15-19. The analysis...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Teaching and learning; Employment; Participation

Keywords: Longitudinal study; Longitudinal data; Data analysis; Education; Training; Labour force participation; Youth at risk; Economic conditions; Socioeconomic background; Youth transitions; Social exclusion; NEET

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: [Leiden, Netherlands]: Brill, 2018

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Pages: pp. 113-127

ISBN: 9789004389854

Resource type: Book chapter

Document number: TD/TNC 134.547

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