School-Mediated Employer Engagement and Labour Market Outcomes for Young Adults: Wage Premiums and NEET Status

This seminar focused on the relationship between employer engagement and employment outcomes for young people.

Abstract: What is the relationship between participation in school-age (14-19) employer engagement activities (work experience, careers advice from employers etc) and labour market outcomes among young adults (aged 19-24)? Drawing on a sample of 987 young Britons, the seminar presented new data, controlling for highest level of attainment, on correlations between the volume of employer engagement experienced in education and wage premiums and likelihood of NEET status. The seminar drew on qualitative data, from the survey sample, and social capital theory to provide insight into causal factors behind positive labour market outcomes.

The seminar was chaired by Professor Prue Huddleston, Professorial Fellow at the University of Warwick.

Download Anthony Mann and Christian Percy’s presentation.

Download ‘It’s Who You Meet’ report on youth unemployment.

Watch the full seminar

Part 1.

Part 2.