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Vocational Training: Young People

Volume 503: debated on Wednesday 13 January 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of people aged 16 to 24 years have not been in education, employment or training for (a) more than six months, (b) between six months and one year, (c) between one and two years and (d) more than two years. (307768)

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The information requested is not available for 16 to 24-year-olds. Analysis of the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE) and the Youth Cohort Study (YCS) shows that in the two years following completion of compulsory education, 4 per cent. of young people spent between one and three months not in education, employment or training (NEEfT); 9 per cent. spent between four and 12 months NEET; and 4 per cent. spent over 12 months NEET. These estimates are disaggregated by characteristics such as ethnic group, sex and parental occupation in the Statistical Bulletin “Youth Cohort Study and Longitudinal Study of Young People in England: The Activities and Experiences of 17-year-olds: England 2008”: