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Abstract

YCS is a cohort of young people in the spring following completion of compulsory education and usually again one and two years later.

Main Topics/Subject Category
Young people's education and labour market experience, their training and qualifications and a range of other issues, including socio-demographic variables.
Variables
http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000382/index.shtml
Keywords
Education, labour market, training, qualifications, youth, school, compulsory education, 16 year olds
Identifier Variables
N/A
Economic/Subject Categories
Employment, Labour
Area of Health System
Other
Data collecting organization (s)
Department for Children, Schools and Families
Data Type
Survey (longitudinal)
National/Regional
National
Coverage (date of field work)
1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002
Unit of Analysis
Individual
Sample

Sample size ranged from 12,180 - 30,000 young people in the spring following completion of compulsory education and usually again one and two years later

Availability
Department for children schools and families
Conditions of Access
Free access
Link
http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000382/index.shtml
Contact
Tel: 01142593639, andrew.ledger@dcsf.gsi.gov.uk
Publications
Bhattacharyya G, Ison L, and Blair M. Minority Ethnic Attainment and Participation in Education and Training: The Evidence. Research Topic Paper RTP01-03, Department of Education and Skills