Research

2021

Inspiring Futures Evaluation: Scoping report

Cordis Bright, Youth Futures Foundation and BBC CiN
This scoping report includes a review of the Inspiring Futures grant programme based on documentation provided by Youth Futures Foundation and BBC CIN. It includes evidence from consultation with nine key Inspiring Futures stakeholders.  
2021

Research summary: Employer engagement in the youth labour market

IFF Research
This is a summary of research into employer engagement in the youth labour market i.e. recruiting young people, participating in apprenticeships and traineeships, and providing work experience and work inspiration activities. The research comprises analysis of the Employer Skills Survey 2019 and qualitative research with over 90 employers across size, sector and region.
2021

SMEs and the youth labour market

IFF Research
This report explores barriers to and enablers for small to medium-sized employers' (with under 250 employees) engagement with youth employment programmes. The research is based on the Employer Skills Survey 2019 and 45 qualitative interviews, split across micro, small and medium employers.  
2021

Large employers and the youth labour market

IFF Research
This report provides a summary of research based on analysis of the largest UK data source on employer engagement in youth employability activities (the Employer Skills Survey 2019) and qualitative interviews with 47 major UK employers.
2021

A Better Future: Transforming jobs and skills for young people post-pandemic

Institute for Employment Studies and IPPR
This report explores the impact of the pandemic on young people, the prospects for future employment growth and how youth employment and participation can be increased.
2021

An Unequal Crisis: The impact of the pandemic on the youth labour market (2021)

Institute for Employment Studies, for Youth Futures Foundation
This report sets out analysis of trends in youth participation in education and employment during the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020

Young, vulnerable, and increasing – why we need to start worrying more about youth unemployment (2020)

Youth Futures Foundation and Impetus
New analysis of the population of young people who are neither earning nor learning, examining both the current drivers of, and future trends associated with, being in this group.
2019

Establishing the Employment Gap (2019)

Impetus with NIESR
The first report in a series outlining new findings about 18-24 year-old NEETs in England with detailed investigation into differing outcomes for young people dependent on their background, qualifications and where they live.
2019

Young People’s Future Health Inquiry: the quality of work on offer to young people and how it supports the building blocks for a healthy life (2019)

Institute for Employment Studies for the Health Foundation
An evidence base for how changes in young people’s experiences of employment could have a strong bearing on future health outcomes; explores current employment opportunities and working conditions for young people, variation by area and personal characteristics and changes over the past 20 years.
2019

Interventions supporting Ethnic Minority labour market participation: Part one (2019)

Cambell Collaboration and International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)
A systematic review assessing the impact of youth employment interventions on the job market outcome of young people, including training and skills development, entrepreneurship promotion, employment services and subsidised employment.
2019

Interventions supporting Ethnic Minority labour market participations: Part two (2019) 

Department for Work and Pensions
This research explores interventions which support 'stay at home' ethnic minority women in 22 Jobcentre Plus areas.
2018

Characteristics of young people who are long-term NEET (2018)

Department for Education
Analysis of the characteristics of young people who were not in education, employment or training (NEET) for a year, three years after completing key stage 4 in the 2010 to 2011 academic year.