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Growing GapsEducational Inequality around the World$
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Paul Attewell and Katherine S. Newman

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199732180

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732180.001.0001

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The Afterlife of NEETs

The Afterlife of NEETs

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(p.185) 9 The Afterlife of NEETs
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Growing Gaps
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Karen Robson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732180.003.0009

In the last two to three years, the acronym NEET, for “not in education, employment, or training,” has cropped up in policy discussions surrounding young people's transition from school to work, particularly in the United Kingdom. This new category of young people refers to those who are not just economically inactive but also seemingly completely inactive, occupying an unconstructive (and potentially threatening) position on the social topography. This chapter examines NEET status to see how it has influenced late-life NEET status and how this has differed by country. Data for the analyses come from the European Community Household Panel (ECHP), which is a harmonized sample survey organized and largely funded by Eurostat, covering most member countries of the European Union during its data collection phases (1994–2001).

Keywords:   youth, unemployed, educational attainment, Europe, UK, NEET

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