The drivers behind the higher NEET rate for Maori and Pacific youth: insights from administrative data


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Author: Apatov, Eyal


The Not in Employment, Education, or Training (NEET) rate is an official statistic designed to complement other measures of labour market underutilisation and assist in identifying groups at a greater risk of becoming disadvantaged or marginalised in the future. According to the Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) nearly 18 per cent of all Maori and Pacific youth were NEET in 2018. This is nearly twice the rate recorded for non-Maori/Pacific youth, and significantly greater than the national rate of 11.6 per cent. Higher NEET rates for Maori and Pacific youth are a persistent feature of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Indigenous people; Gender; Demographics; Disadvantaged; Participation

Keywords: NEET; Age; Socioeconomic background; Geographic distribution; Ethnicity; Family; Economic impact; Economic implication; Social cost; Data analysis; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: New Zealand; Oceania

Published: Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, 2019

Physical description: v, 67 p. (report) + 4 p. (summary)

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Also called: The drivers behind the higher not in employment, education or training rate for Maori and Pacific youth: insights from administrative data

ISBN: 9781990004865 (online)

Resource type: Occasional paper

Document number: TD/TNC 142.1053

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