Analysis models for young people not in education, employment or training

This model has helped us to get an overall perspective of the young people involved and the kind of support they might need. It is also noticeable that this group has increased in recent years.


Previous attempts have been made in Sweden to look at the group ‘young people not in education, employment or training’ (sometimes referred to as ‘NEETs’) as a way to improve the kind of support available for this group and to find new support options.

The model makes it easier to see which groups are on the outside

Various methods were previously used to narrow down this group of young people. Theme Group Youth has studied and tried to develop these. The intention behind the new analysis model is to make it easier to see which young people are involved and whether they have received any support from the Swedish Public Employment Service, the Swedish Social Insurance Agency or other public stakeholders during the whole of one year. We can see through this model that there are groups who do receive support, but also that many are `inactive´ or not known by the public actors. We can see that there are about the same number of girls as boys. We can also see the difference in the proportion of young people born in Sweden and abroad.

The model shows trends over time

The model is designed to show overall trends. It is based on registers of people entered in the population register in Sweden. However, it takes up to two years to prepare these registers and obtain a complete picture. We can then see how certain groups are growing and the routes taken by young people towards studies and work. We can also break these figures down by region and municipality.

Large number of NEET:s also during good times

The analysis model also shows that there are many young people not in education employment or training irrespective of whether or not the economy is good. This indicates that there is a need to develop better measures for young people. The model has also enabled us to see that this group has increased in recent years.