Essere Neet dopo i 30 anni: caratteristiche e fragilità

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Being Neet after 30: characteristics and fragility

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[Autom. eng. transl.] Our country, as often highlighted in previous editions of the Youth Report, has levels among the highest in Europe of young people in the condition of Neet (Not in education, employment or training). The term includes unemployed and inactive young people who are not enrolled in any formal or non-formal education. The Neet rate it increased significantly in correspondence with the great recession, reaching its peak in 2014. But before that in 2008, the values were significantly higher than the European average and, while showing a reduction after 2014, in 2019 the pre-crisis levels had not yet been returned and the gap with other countries had widened rather than narrowed. At the base of the high levels of this indicator, considered the most suitable measure of the waste that a territory makes of own young people, there are the fragility of the whole school-work transition path, an important part of the more general one transition to adult life. The limitations and weaknesses experienced in this path have significant repercussions in the possibility of solid and satisfactory acquisition of adult roles. The school-to-work transition is often described as more complex, insidious and extensive than previous generations, with many young people who today live long periods of temporary work, unemployment or inactivity. The difficulties that the new generations can find cannot be measured by the unemployment rate alone. Given the importance in terms of socio-economic repercussions, both individually and collectively, relating to people who find themselves trapped in the condition of Neet, this chapter intends to investigate this status more in depth, proposing a description of the distinctive features, using the sample of the 2020 general survey by the Youth Observatory.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Being Neet after 30: characteristics and fragility
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationLa condizione giovanile in Italia. Rapporto Giovani 2021
Number of pages29
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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