Young men's experience of the labour market

Bruce Stafford et al

There are concerns that young men in the 1990s have underachieved in the labour market, relative to previous generations and to their female peers.

This analysis shows that - whilst some have experienced particular difficulties in securing paid work - this underachievement is less severe than some may have feared. The research provides a valuable context to the New Deal for Young People.

Its policy recommendations highlight the potential role of parents and other family members in helping young men obtain paid employment.