Changes in the Wage Structure and Participation in Education and Training for Young People: An Analysis of the England and Wales Youth Cohort Study

Pub. Date
01 October, 2001
Pub. Type

The main aim of this report is to identify whether there was any change in the level and distribution of pay of young workers between 1998 and 2000. The report also considers changes in the probability of receiving both on-the-job and off-the-job training between 1998 and 2000. Further to examining questions on actual pay rates we also consider whether there have been any associated changes in both pay expectations and reservation levels of pay (the lowest level of pay that an individual would consider for a full-time job). It is unclear whether these measures will be affected in a similar way to actual pay. However, it is of interest to examine these questions as pay expectations and reservation pay are likely to determine whether<br />

young people remain in full-time education or move into jobs or Government Supported Training.