Student resistance grows, but real alternatives still needed for the Covid Generation

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Post-16 Educator Issue 102, January to March 2021

Winter has closed in on the ‘Covid
Generation’. Youth unemployment continues to creep up, with over 10 per
cent of 18-24 year-olds not in full-time education
officially out of work in the period August to October
2020, and another 15 per cent categorised as
‘economically inactive’. Young people make up 40
per cent of those who have become unemployed
because of the pandemic – but constitute only 20
per cent of the workforce. According to Institute of
Employment Studies analysis, benefit claims among
under 25s have risen by 125 per cent, with one in
seven young people now claiming….

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