Not so NEET? A critique of the use of ‘NEET’ in setting targets for interventions with young people

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dc.contributor.author Yates, Scott
dc.contributor.author Payne, Malcolm
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-19T14:33:22Z
dc.date.available 2009-03-19T14:33:22Z
dc.date.issued 2006-07-01
dc.identifier.citation Yates, S.J. and Payne, M. (2006) Not so NEET? A critique of the use of ‘NEET’ in setting targets for interventions with young people. Journal of Youth Studies, 9 (3), pp.329-344. en
dc.identifier.issn 1469-9680
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/1354
dc.description 50/50 co-authored. The aim to reduce the numbers of young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEET) has been one the key underpinnings of youth-oriented policy introduced by the current Labour government. Reflecting this, performance indicators for Connexions and (indicated in the recent Green Paper) future services focus strongly on NEET-reduction targets. However, NEET as a categorisation for young people is under-examined. This paper undertakes an overdue assessment of this concept, and argues that it is a problematic concept and, crucially, that using it as a focal point for targeting interventions can have undesirable effects on practice. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject RAE 2008 en
dc.subject UoA 40 Social Work and Social Policy & Administration en
dc.title Not so NEET? A critique of the use of ‘NEET’ in setting targets for interventions with young people en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13676260600805671


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