NEET by choice? Investigating the links between motherhood and NEET status

Sean Molloy, Deborah Potter


This paper investigates the propensity of young mothers aged 15 to 24 to be not in employment, education and training. Not all young mothers are out of labour force and many are involved in education. Additionally, those that are NEET may not be by choice. We identify areas for further investigation and policy response.


Young mothers; employment; education; training

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