Skip to main content

CentrePiece article

Young People Without Qualifications: How 'Headline Numbers' Shape Policy and Aspiration


England's most widely used indicator of young people's education and labour market status is the NEET category - 'not in education, employment or training'. Making comparisons with how France and Germany measure school leavers' progression and achievement, Hilary Steedman argues that NEET is no longer good enough.


Hilary Steedman

26 October 2011     Paper Number CEPCP349

Download PDF - Young People Without Qualifications: How 'Headline Numbers' Shape Policy and Aspiration

This CentrePiece article is published under the centre's Education and skills programme.