Youth today: Unemployed or unemployable?

With over one million 16-24 year olds currently unemployed in the UK, joblessness among the young is a pressing problem. Yet it’s not a new one. In the past people often moved to find work; today a record number of young people remain at home living with their parents. Do young British people need to have a bit more ‘get-up-and-go’ or are such cultural explanations for unemployment merely a cover for the market’s failure to provide work? Filmed at the Battle of ideas, speakers include: Tess Lanning; Jo Lopes; Shiv Malik & Peter Smith. The debate is chaired by Joel Cohen.