Increasing participation: understanding young people who do not participate in education or training at 16 or 17

Client: DCSF | NFER Contact: Sarah Golden

The DCSF commissioned the NFER to conduct a research study aimed at exploring the characteristics and experiences of young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) or in jobs without training (JWT). The study combined three complementary research methods, including a literature review, statistical analysis of Youth Cohort Study data and interviews with 120 young people and 39 professionals. These methods were used to construct a segmentation of these ‘groups’ of young people, their characteristics and motivations, and what strategies are likely to re-engage them in education or training.

Time scale: October 2007 - January 2009

NFER Project Code: PEJ

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