The Mirror reports that around a quarter of young people will go through periods of being out of work, education and training during the two years after they hit 16, according to a new report. The figure, published by the Audit Commission, is higher than the Government’s “snapshot” of 9%-10% of 16 to 18 year-olds who are not in employment, education or training – known as Neets – at any one time. Neet status is often linked to problems later in life. Studies suggest a young man who has been a Neet is four times more likely to be out of work, five times more likely to have a criminal record, six times less likely to have qualifications and three times more likely to be depressed.
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