Meet the Neets

Davis, Rowenna
February 2009
Community Care;2/26/2009, Issue 1759, p18
The article focuses on unemployment in Great Britain, due to recession. Government records suggest that youth unemployment is costing more than 500 million a year in benefits. Social workers are all too aware of the ripple-effect that unemployment has on families and communities. Unemployment has also been associated with higher rates of separation and divorce, drug use and domestic violence. A study shows, 7% of 11 to 16-year-olds said one of their parents had recently lost their job.


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