The response of the United Kingdom (England and Scotland) to Youth Guarantee

Clancy, S., Holford, J. and Boeren, E. (2020) The response of the United Kingdom (England and Scotland) to Youth Guarantee. In: Milana, M., Klatt, G. and Vatrella, S. (eds.) Europe's Lifelong Learning Markets, Governance and Policy: Using an Instruments Approach. Series: Palgrave studies in adult education and lifelong learning. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 393-417. ISBN 9783030380687 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-38069-4_17)

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This chapter explores the United Kingdom’s (UK) response to the Youth Guarantee (YG) in the two largest of its four constituent countries – England and Scotland. The chapter examines the forms, systems and funding which underpin the YG and the conditions currently affecting young people socially, economically and geographically in England and Scotland in the context of widespread cuts in social expenditure. It focuses specifically on the UK’s decision not to adopt the YG, the impact of this decision and the alternatives – Youth Contract (until 2016), succeeded by Youth Obligation, which forms part of broader welfare system changes under Universal Credit. The chapter also examines how EU policies and funding influence public and regulatory agencies within the UK when intervening in adult education and employment markets.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Boeren, Professor Ellen
Authors: Clancy, S., Holford, J., and Boeren, E.
Subjects:J Political Science > JC Political theory
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LF Individual institutions (Europe)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Published Online:21 July 2020

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