Young people’s increasingly complex labour market histories

‘By any standards, today’s generation of young people are the most qualified they have ever been. And … research suggests that relative to the labour market opportunities available to them, young people are actually excessively ambitious. What appears to be emerging is a mismatch between the qualifications, aspirations and skills of young people and the jobs available to them.’

A chapter I wrote around young people’s labour market transitions for CPAG’s Improving Children’s Life Chances