783,000 people aged 16-24 were Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) in the second quarter of 2018. This corresponds to 11.2% of all people in this age group. This is according to an August 2018 House of Commons Library research briefing on young NEET people .
Childhood school and neighborhood deprivation is negatively associated with adolescents’ school performance, aspirations and expectations for their future. This is the key finding from the August 2018 working paper by the LSE International Inequalities Institute on adolescents’ futures in relation to their socioeconomic background.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have published their response to the consultation on the Home Affairs Committee Inquiry (pdf), in July 2018.
Child Rights Alliance England (CRAE) have opened a call for evidence ahead of their flagship annual publication on the state of children’s rights in England. They are looking for input to help make the report credible, relevant and change-focused. The deadline is 14 September 2018
The overall cost of a child (including rent and childcare) is £150,753 for a couple and £183,335 for a lone parent. This is according to an August 2018 report by Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) what it costs to raise a child to age 18 with a minimum standard of living.
Among people aged 16-24, unemployment rates were highest for people from a Black background (26%) and from a Pakistani or Bangladeshi background (23%) in the year to March 2018.
This is from the August 2018 report from the House of Commons Library on unemployment trends in the UK.
“You can be under the age of 25 and living on your own, like me, and you get less pay than someone in the same situation as you but who is older. Age is the only difference”. This is from the July 2018 report (pdf) from Young Women’s Trust on the discrimination young people face when …
Even after the inclusion of state benefits, families with children face higher levels of poverty than other demographic groups. The Children’s Commissioner for England and IFS have published a June 2018 report which measures total public spending on children, including benefits, education spending, services for vulnerable children and healthcare.
In 50 years’ time, there are likely to be an additional 8.6 million people aged 65 years and over – a population roughly the size of London. This is according to an August 2018 article by the Office for National Statistics on the UK’s ageing population.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports have published the results from their Community Life Survey 2017-18 (pdf). This survey is a key evidence source on social cohesion, community engagement and social action, in England.