NEET: a new social category or varieties of NEET?

Author/s Alessio Berti
Publishing Year 2018 Issue 2018/149
Language Italian Pages 16 P. 118-133 File size 111 KB
DOI 10.3280/SL2018-149008
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This paper aims to describe the heterogeneity of the NEET category and its consequences in the use of the NEET category as statistical indicator and in defining target for policy interventions. Describing the evolution of NEET concept from its first introduction in Great Britain at the end of the ‘1990s to its adoption as an indicator at European level, the author highlights the heterogeneity of the category as a logic consequence of its definition. Subsequently, the author will present two disaggregation types proposed by Eurofound, one on a theoretical level and one empirical, used to describe the NEET sub-groups. We will see the composition of the NEET population and the different levels of social vulnerability among the sub-groups. In the conclusions, the author will highlight how the articulation of the NEET category can contribute to the implementation of policies targeted towards disadvantaged young people.

Keywords: NEET, youth, social policies, social exclusion

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Alessio Berti, NEET: una nuova categoria sociale o varieties of NEET? in "SOCIOLOGIA DEL LAVORO " 149/2018, pp 118-133, DOI: 10.3280/SL2018-149008