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The UK rise in Neets: those not in education, employment or training

The UK rise in Neets: those not in education, employment or training

Increase to 11.9% of people aged 16-24 follows years of decline and fans fears that Brexit uncertainty will weaken jobs marketThere has been a rise in the number of young people in the UK who are not
E-Cigarettes Are a Public Health Threat to Young People, Surgeon General Warns
The Tory policy for young people in Britain is victimisation by design | Owen Jones

The Tory policy for young people in Britain is victimisation by design | Owen Jones

It is easy for the government to ignore the plight of this generation, but failure to act damages us allThe Conservative party has made a strategic decision to stuff young people. Not out of sadism,
Let’s be honest about socialism’s paradoxes | Letters

Let’s be honest about socialism’s paradoxes | Letters

The question arising from Owen Jones’s article (How the Tories are victimising young people, 12 January) has to be: is socialism choking itself to death on its own inherent contradictions? Has the
These Vintage Business Cards from Chicago Gangs Are Crazy as Hell

These Vintage Business Cards from Chicago Gangs Are Crazy as Hell

A new book collects quirky, sometimes ugly trademarks of 70s and 80s Chicago gang life.
Forget Brexit: housing is the key issue for Labour | Phil McDuff

Forget Brexit: housing is the key issue for Labour | Phil McDuff

The coming housing benefit cuts show the damage that centre-left fiddling has done. For the sake of all who need a home, Labour needs to own this issueHousing benefits for 18- to 21-year-olds are due
The cause of death that dare not speak its name: austerity | Gary Younge

The cause of death that dare not speak its name: austerity | Gary Younge

The reasons for knife crime are complex, but it’s wrong to ignore the impact of cuts to youth fundingOn Monday Cedric Anderson, the estranged husband of a special education teacher, Karen Smith,
Lynton Crosby isn't a genius – and five other lessons the election taught us | Hannah Jane Parkinson

Lynton Crosby isn't a genius – and five other lessons the election taught us | Hannah Jane Parkinson

Immutable truths about British political culture have been breezily overturned by the electorate, confusing pundits and politicians alike. What next?General election 2017: Theresa May keeps top five

Selling healthcare to the young

Julian Senn-Raemont isn’t convinced he needs to buy health insurance when he loses coverage under his dad’s plan in a couple of years — no matter what happens in the policy debate in Washington, or
Britain’s young suffer as austerity continues to take its toll | Letters

Britain’s young suffer as austerity continues to take its toll | Letters

Guardian readers respond to cuts to mental health and youth services, maternity ward closures, and benefits changes“Childhood” in “Crisis”, edited by Phil Scraton (Letters, 7 August) and published in
Tories risk permanent loss of youth vote, says Willetts

Tories risk permanent loss of youth vote, says Willetts

Ex-cabinet minister issues warning before conference as data shows lifestyles of those aged 25-34 falling behind older voters The Conservative party risks permanently losing the support of younger
Baby boomers are enjoying a second bite of the economic cherry | Larry Elliott

Baby boomers are enjoying a second bite of the economic cherry | Larry Elliott

While older Britons have enjoyed two spending booms, millennials have been squeezed by flat incomes and rising housing costs Philip Larkin famously said life was never better than in 1963, between the
Young people are borrowing to cover basic living costs, warns City watchdog

Young people are borrowing to cover basic living costs, warns City watchdog

FCA boss raises alarm over growing debt burden of young people in UK as number of insolvent 18- to 34-year-olds in the UK jumps by a thirdThe head of Britain’s financial regulator has warned that a
‘One of so many millions gone’: how my cousin’s life was taken from him

‘One of so many millions gone’: how my cousin’s life was taken from him

At the age of just 15, Michael was sent to prison for 11 years. On his release, I tried to helped him start again. Why did his story end in tragedy? By Danielle Allen“Danielle, phone call for you.
Meet the 20-somethings priced out of London, leaving for a new life elsewhere

Meet the 20-somethings priced out of London, leaving for a new life elsewhere

Starting over in a different part of the UK is the choice of an ever-growing number of younger people. Suzanne Bearne looks at why they movedAnyone standing in a lengthy queue waiting for a sandwich
Christmas cancelled by universal credit as benefit cuts hit the most vulnerable | Letters

Christmas cancelled by universal credit as benefit cuts hit the most vulnerable | Letters

Unless urgent changes are made to increase benefits and tax credits, and reform universal credit, the impact on poor families will be devastating, says Mike Stein. Meanwhile, David Higdon is shocked
Tattoos, satin heels and pet snakes: the men redefining masculinity in the Middle East

Tattoos, satin heels and pet snakes: the men redefining masculinity in the Middle East

After the Arab spring, photographer Scarlett Coten set out on a four-year journey around the Middle East, searching for a new generation of liberated men‘We all have a feminine and a masculine side,”
Schools ignore personal finance lessons and fail Generation Debt

Schools ignore personal finance lessons and fail Generation Debt

A study reveals a ticking time bomb of soaring debt among teenagers. But learning how to handle cash has stalledYoung people are under intense pressure to take out store cards and rack up debt to buy
The bank of Mum and Dad: ‘It’s such a huge amount of money. And guilt’

The bank of Mum and Dad: ‘It’s such a huge amount of money. And guilt’

The only way many young people can buy a home is by borrowing from family. But is it healthy – and what if parents can’t help out?Your friend has bought a house. You’re in your 20s, or perhaps your
Behind the 'Medellín miracle': why the smart kids are going to hip-hop school

Behind the 'Medellín miracle': why the smart kids are going to hip-hop school

Every night across the world’s former murder capital, young boys and girls study the four elements of hip-hop to transform a generation – and rehabilitate a city“When my family moved to Medellín, all