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Evaluation of Measurement Options for Those Aged 16-19 Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET)

DescriptionThe 16-19 year old Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) group have high policy salience for the Scottish Executive. One of the difficulties around this policy area is measuring the size and nature of the group. This report looks at different options and recommends measurement options for high level and detailed monitoring.
ISBN07559 6169 2
Official Print Publication DateJuly 2006
Website Publication DateJuly 28, 2006

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Alan McGregor, David Clelland and Jennifer Reid,
Training and Employment Research Unit

CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION AND BRIEF
Introduction
Study aims and objectives
The report

CHAPTER TWO HOW OTHER COUNTRIES MEASURE THE NEET GROUP
New Zealand
Japan
Rest of UK

CHAPTER THREE DESCRIBING MAIN MEASUREMENT OPTIONS
Option one: annual population survey
Option two: DWP benefits data for 18-19 year olds plus data from the School Leavers Destination Survey for 16-17 year olds
DWP statistical group typology
Option three: difference between estimates for number of 16-19 year olds and number in education, employment and training
Option four: developing an administrative database of 14-19 year olds

CHAPTER FOUR ALTERNATIVE MEASUREMENT OPTIONS
Introduction
Scottish Household Survey
Scottish School Leavers Survey

CHAPTER FIVE PROS AND CONS OF MEASUREMENT OPTIONS
Introduction
Option one: Annual Population Survey
Option two: DWP benefits data for 18-19 year olds plus data from the School Leavers Destination Survey for 16-17 year olds
Option three: difference between estimates for number of 16-19 year olds and number in employment, education and training
Option four: developing an administrative database of 14-19 year olds
Summary of pros and cons by different criteria

CHAPTER SIX COMPARISON AGAINST 2001 CENSUS
The task
The analysis
NEET group measurements, 2001

CHAPTER SEVEN CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Selecting measures appropriate to use
Monitoring change over time in NEET group at the Scottish level
Monitoring change over time in the NEET group by localities
Analysing the client group
Overview of appropriate NEET measures

APPENDIX

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