Early Occupational Aspirations and Fractured Transitions: A Study of Entry into ‘NEET’ Status in the UK

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dc.contributor.author Yates, Scott en
dc.contributor.author Harris, Angel en
dc.contributor.author Sabates, R. en
dc.contributor.author Staff, J. en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-14T14:21:45Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-14T14:21:45Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Yates, S., Harris, A., Sabates, R. and Staff, J. (2011) Early Occupational Aspirations and Fractured Youth Transitions: A study of entry into "NEET" status in the UK,. Journal of Social Policy, 40(3) pp. 513-534 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/6186
dc.description.abstract There has been significant recent research and policy interest in issues of young people’s occupational aspirations, transitions to employment and the antecedents of NEET (not in employment, education or training) status.Many have argued that changes to the youth labour market over the past 30 years have led to transitions to work becoming more individualised, complex and troublesome for many, particularly those from poorer backgrounds. However, little research has examined the connection between early uncertainty or misalignment in occupational aspirations and entry into NEET status. This paper draws on the British Cohort Study to investigate these issues, and finds that young people with uncertain occupational aspirations or ones misaligned with their educational expectations are considerably more likely to become NEET by age 18. Uncertainty and misalignment are both more widespread and more detrimental for those from poorer backgrounds. These findings are discussed in the context of recent research and debates on emerging adulthood and the youth labour market. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en
dc.subject Young people en
dc.subject Social policy en
dc.subject NEET en
dc.subject Aspirations en
dc.subject Youth en
dc.title Early Occupational Aspirations and Fractured Transitions: A Study of Entry into ‘NEET’ Status in the UK en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0047279410000656
dc.peerreviewed Yes en
dc.ref2014.selected 1366719837_0310680110738_22_1


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