Young People’s Transition to a Stable Adulthood

The team at Blagrave Trust have launched a review of available literature on the issues for young people transitioning into adulthood.  It surveys the many complex issues faced by young adults today.

For the young today, the transition into adulthood has become more prolonged and unstable than for previous generations (Schoon & Silberstein, 2009). When this transition is halted by periods of unemployment, poverty, or, for a growing number, periods of homelessness, the impacts can be long-term (Brewer et al, 2012). Prolonged periods of unemployment before the age of 25 have been linked to longer-term poor health and low pay (Lee et al, 2012). Young people leaving care are more likely to become homeless (Homeless Link, 2014). In addition, the number of young people with multiple and complex needs requiring specialist responses is growing (Homeless Link, 2014).

This review looks at the major issues facing young people including, unemployment and labour market figures, low pay, housing and homelessness, careers education and education pathways, inequalities and elitism. The report also explores disadvantaged groups and their transition into adulthood.

Next Steps:

  • Read our latest APPG report focusing on those furthest from the labour market
  • Find out how you can support young people and improve your processes by becoming a Community Member of Youth Employment UK
  • Already doing great things? Apply for the Talent Match Mark here


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