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Alexander Dicks successfully defends thesis

On Monday 17 April, Alexander Dicks successfully defended his PhD thesis on: “NEET in the Netherlands”

Neet in the Netherlands -  Alexander Dicks

Supervisor: Prof. dr. Mark Levels
Co-supervisor: Prof. dr. Rolf van der Velden

This thesis provides a detailed look at problematic school-to-work transitions in the Netherlands. Problematic because after education, some young people do not make the transition to work and instead become NEET (Not in Employment, Education, or Training), sometimes for years. I propose a dynamic conceptualization of NEET which understands NEET not as a state or a group but as a trajectory. Using a combination of survey and register data, paired with innovative methods, I test different mechanisms to explain these disrupted school-to-work transitions and explore who becomes NEET in the Netherlands

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