Getting to work

22 October 2019

By Dina Bowman, Malita Allan and Iris Levin, 2019

What are the impacts of advantage and disadvantage on young people’s transitions from education to regular or satisfactory employment?


This report from Stage 11 of the longitudinal Life Chances Study explores how 37 young people, interviewed in their mid-twenties, made sense of their experiences of education and work, and how their opportunities shaped their perspectives.

The interviews showed that the impacts of changes in the labour market and in post-compulsory education on young adults are uneven, often reflecting socioeconomic circumstances. Policy changes that would help to even up the odds include relevant career guidance and an integrated national employment strategy.

Download Getting to work: insights about the transition from education to employment from the Life Chances Study, Stage 11 (PDF, 327 KB)

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