In this pamphlet published by NCFE and the Campaign for Learning, Mark Corney analyses the Government's expectation that all 18 to 21 year olds should be 'earning or learning'.

Mark looks at the policy reasons for treating 18 to 21 year olds as a new and distinct age group. He also considers how 'earning or learning' can be fully realised for all young people given existing and proposed policies such as the removal of the cap on student numbers in higher education, the introduction of the Youth Obligation and the proposed abolition of the automatic entitlement to Housing Benefit. Mark makes a series of policy recommendations for ensuring 18 to 21 year olds have the fullest range of opportunities to 'earn or learn'.

Published in November 2015.

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