ERIC Number: ED174537
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Education and Youth Employment in Great Britain.
Part of a project to broaden perspectives on social, educational, and employment issues in contemporary societies, the monograph focuses on the difficulties experienced by young people in Great Britain in negotiating the transitions from school to work and from youth to adulthood. Unemployment in Britain is at a post World War II peak and there has been a disproportionately large increase in the number of young unemployed people. Entry into the labor market is influenced by years and type of education. And, although educational development since 1945 has widened educational opportunity, it has not seriously altered the relationship between educational success and social class. One component of the growth of youth unemployment in Britain is the steadily expanding period of secondary and postsecondary education. Young people are entering the primary labor force later, spending more time in higher and vocational schooling, and relying more on temporary employment and social benefits. Policies instituted by the government to combat youth employment problems have focused on stimulating labor demand, employment subsidies, early retirement, employment services and moving allowances, and training schemes and incentives. They have been largely unsuccessful to date. The conclusion is that it is difficult to see in current developments in Great Britain any substantial change in employment, education, or training for the labor force. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Comparative Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Labor Market, Living Standards, Poverty, Retirement Benefits, Secondary Education, Social Change, Social Class, Social Problems, Social Status, Socioeconomic Influences, State of the Art Reviews, Underemployment, Unemployment, Youth, Youth Employment
Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education, 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, California 94704 ($4.50)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education, Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)