New research suggests amount of NEETS underestimated

May 26, 2016, 05:25 AM

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...

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