Centre Members Explore Youth Unemployment in the UK

Uk YouthIn the UK, as well as in other parts of Europe, levels of unemployment among young people are disturbing. Youth unemployment is higher now than at any time since the 1980s recession (ONS, 2012), affecting over a million 16-24 year-olds with significantly higher rates among vulnerable populations such as early school-leavers.

“Making the 'Precariat': Unemployment, Insecurity and Work-Poor Young Adults in Harsh Economic Conditions” is a one day conference addressing issues surrounding youth unemployment. Taking place at College Court, Leicester, the conference will showcase collaborate work carried out with staff from the University of Glasgow, funded by the ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative.

Speakers at the event will include Centre members Professor Henrietta O’Connor, Professor Melanie Simms, Sarah Hadfield and Reka Plugor as well as Professor David Ashton, Professor Ann Berrington, Stuart Hall and Kevin Lowden.

For more information on the event or to book a place, please visit the conference page.

If you are unable to attend the conference, you can still join the discussion on Twitter by following @ukyouthresearch.


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