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NEET and socially disadvantaged young people in transition to working life: concepts, findings, discussions

Handbook Childhood and Youth Sociology pp 1-12 | Cite as

  • Brigitte Schels
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The acronym NEET (“not in employment, education, or training”) stands in European social reporting and labor market policy discussions for a group of socially disadvantaged young people with special needs. In the following, the genesis of the term is outlined and figures on NEETs in Europe are presented. The significance of the NEET category, which summarizes young people in heterogeneous life situations, is also examined. Finally, the state of research on the determining factors, consequences and perspectives of NEET young people is examined and critically discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1st junior professorship for labor market sociologyFriedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-NürnbergNurembergGermany