L&W is working with the Social Mobility Commission (SMC) and the Poverty and Inequality Commission to review evidence on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on disadvantaged young people across the UK.
L&W is working with the Social Mobility Commission (SMC) and the Poverty and Inequality Commission to review evidence on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on disadvantaged young people across the UK. We are drawing together the best available evidence and assessing its quality, with the aim of informing policymakers, commissioners and wider stakeholders about ‘what works’.
Existing evidence generated by L&W and other organisations across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland suggests that the Covid-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected young people. However, the impact is unequal as some groups and regions have been hit harder than others. This project provides an exciting opportunity to assess the holistic impact of the pandemic upon disadvantaged young people, whilst also recognising that different cohorts of young people, and young people from different parts of the UK, have and continue to experience the crisis in different ways.
Through in-depth insight into the evidence, alongside new analysis of secondary data sets, we will make recommendations that will assist policymakers in making evidence-based decisions that will improve young people’s future life chances and their social mobility prospects.
This project will run from October 2021 to March 2022. For more information please contact Corin Egglestone.
Our review is focused on understanding both the impact of the current crisis on young people, and what lessons can be learnt from policy responses to previous crises – such as the economic crises of 1980-81, the early 90’s and 2008. If you’re working on a project in this area, or know of any evidence that we should include in the review, we’d love to hear from you. We’re interested in a wide range of evidence, including:
If you would like to submit evidence to the review, please get in touch with Corin Egglestone by Friday 10 December.