Staying or Leaving? A Literature Review of Factors Affecting the Take-up of Post-16 Options

Rachel Brooks

01 April 1998

As young people reach the age of 16, they have to make important decisions about whether to continue with their academic education, follow vocational courses and training or enter the labour market. This transitional point is also perceived as crucial by policy makers and many recent government initiatives have attempted to influence the decisions young people make at the end of their compulsory schooling.

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