Our research highlights the real experiences of young women. They are at the centre of our research, telling their stories and acting as peer researchers.
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The real cost of apprenticeships

This report looks at apprenticeships and finds some room for optimism, but also significant remaining challenges that hold back too many apprentices, especially young women.

Partner research

Young, female and forgotten?

This report from our economic inactivity research project uncovers the reasons why so many young women are economically inactive and recommends new ways to support young women into work.


Worrying times

This 2017 survey shows that while around half of young people are getting by financially, the other half, an estimated 5 million 18 to 30 year olds, are struggling to make ends meet – including 1 million young people who are facing dire financial problems.


What matters to young mums

Between October 2016 and February 2017 we conducted research with mothers aged under 25 to find out what was important to them, and what they thought about work, children and employment support.


No country for young women

Our 2016 Annual report reveals a generation of young people despairing and anxious, many of whose lives are on hold because of serious financial, work and housing problems - with young women hit hardest.