New research suggests amount of NEETS underestimated
A neet, just in case you didnt know, is someone aged 16-24 who's not in Education, Employment or Training. In fact the term which has its origins in a Uk Social Exclusion report has been adopted by many other countries. It replaces a previous definition -- status zero not a label anyone who like.
The last official figures suggest 853,000 young people may be in this category.
But a study by charity Impetus-PEF claims there are more people in this position than show up in the statistics: with clearly profound effects for the lives of those concerned, and the UK economy as a whole.
Matt Cox spoke to Andy Ratcliffe, the chief of Impetus-PEF to find out more...