Research and analysis

Young people's education and labour market choices aged 16 to 17 and 18 to 19

Report providing evidence on the educational and labour market transitions made by young people.

Detail

In the context of a difficult 2011 labour market, this report examines the early educational and labour market transitions made by young people, age 16 to 17 through to age 18 to 19. The the research looked to obtain empirical evidence on the transitions made by young people which can then inform policies to improve transitions into the labour market for young people.

The primary focus is on comparing the outcomes of those who initially take jobs without training with those who initially take jobs with training. The research analyses the average effect from initially taking a job with or without training, regardless of whether the training actually led to a qualification or not.