Research

2022

Rapid survey with young people from ethnic minorities

Savanta ComRes
Savanta ComRes conducted independent research to understand how 2,296 young people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds make decisions about education and work, and the barriers they face in finding good quality employment opportunities.
2022

Rapid Evidence Review: minority ethnic youth employment outcomes

Learning & Work Institute
The aim of this evidence review is to provide an evidence base on the impact of government policy in the last 10-15 years on employment outcomes for young people from minority ethnic groups.
2022

Ethnic minority youth employment data analysis

Learning and Work Institute
Learning and Work Institute (L&W) has been commissioned by Youth Futures Foundation, on behalf of the Youth Employment Group Ethnic Disparities subgroup, to conduct a data analysis and gap mapping exercise in order to:
  • Understand labour market outcomes for young people (aged 16-24 inclusive) from minority ethnic backgrounds over the last 15 years.
  • Provide evidence on...
2022

Inspiring Futures evaluation: interim report technical appendix

Cordis Bright
Youth Futures Foundation and BBC Children in Need (CIN)commissioned Cordis Bright to deliver an independent evaluation of its pandemic response Inspiring Futures programme.
2022

The effectiveness of interventions to increase youth employment: An evidence and gap map

Campbell Collaboration
This technical report sets out the background to the Youth Employment Evidence and Gap Map, how to use it, what’s in the map and our plans to update the map.
2022

Finding a NEET solution

EDSK
This report explores how to prevent young people from falling out of our education system. A young person being ‘Not in Education, Employment or Training’ (NEET) can be particularly harmful and have long-term ‘scarring’ effects. Individuals who spend time NEET are more likely to be unemployed, and face other challenges including health problems such as depression.
2022

Retaining young people facing disadvantage in the workplace: an evidence review

Center for Evidence-Based Management (CEBMa)
A review of the scientific research literature regarding the impact of practices that employers use to retain young people from marginalised backgrounds. This review presents an overview of the findings.
2022

Youth Employment Index 2022

PwC in partnership with Youth Futures Foundation
The PwC Youth Employment Index, produced in collaboration with Youth Futures, provides an important tool to measure, benchmark and monitor progress across the OECD in employing and training young people. This is key to identifying challenges and opportunities in specific economies.
2022

Recruiting young people facing disadvantage: an evidence review

Center for Evidence-Based Management (CEBMa)
A review of the scientific research literature regarding the impact of practices that employers use to recruit and select young people from marginalised backgrounds. This review presents an overview of the findings.
2021

LGBTQ+ young people’s experiences in employment

The aim of the report was to explore the experiences that LGBTQ+ young people have in employment including their time spent job-seeking. This report shares some insight into the experiences and challenges that young LGBTQ+ people face in the workplace with recommendations for employers,...
2021

Young people, ADHD and employment

This report explores young people's experiences with ADHD and their transition from education to employment. The target audience for this document includes employers, education professionals and authorities, job centres, charities, politicians and trade unions.
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.  
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