Opportunity knocks? First report of the Youth Commission

By the Learning and Work Institute

Opportunity knocks? First report of the Youth Commission

This first report of the Youth Commission examines the evidence on opportunities for young people and how they vary across England. It reports the findings of new polling on the views of young people and older generations on the current picture and what would make a difference. Key findings include:

  • One in ten young people are not in education, employment or training
  • Education attainment has risen but still average by international standards
  • Literacy and numeracy are particularly poor, with inequalities in attainment
  • New polling suggests young people want greater work experience, but with class and age divides in what they think should be policy priorities

Read the full report here.