Employment and Skills

Future opportunities limited by birth

Future opportunities limited by birth

Research undertaken by the Nominet Trust has found that future opportunities and life chances of British young people is “fixed at birth”

The research which will form part of a project by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, which is due to be published next month, found that people from certain areas of the country are more likely to be unemployment than those from more affluent areas and that the future life chances of young people is pre-determined by the social situation people are born into.

The figures outlined that young people in Erdington Birmingham were three times as likely to be unemployed than their counter parts in South Kensington London.  Young people in Harrogate were also seven times as likely to go an elite university than young people in Bradford.

Commenting on the figures Annika Small, Nominet Trust CEO stated: 

“Where you’re born and grow up usually determines where you end up.  We urgently need to address the fact that the current system is failing millions of young people”.  

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