Study of QC youth in care underlines need for better supports for academic, employment success

A recent study of youth in care in Québec underscores the need for more tailored supports to improve their educational and employment outcomes. The researchers determined that an unstable living environment has a direct impact on youths’ academic and career paths: Compared to their peers, youth in care were more likely to be Not in Employment, Education, or Training (NEET) at 21 years old; were less likely to hold a high school diploma; and, if employed, were more likely to be employed in precarious roles. The researchers recommended that better-suited tools and services should be provided to support academic success and foster stronger employment outcomes. The study was conducted by María Eugenia Longo (Institut national de la recherche scientifique), Martin Goyette (École nationale d’administration publique), and Marie Dumollard (Université de Montréal).

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