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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS PREFACE The young people INTRODUCTION Yasmin The numbers game 1: THE IMPORTANCE OF PLACES How do places affect life chances? Barnsley The role of local networks Tom Cultures of exclusion Colllyhurst Ricky The East End Will 2: CHANGING CHANCES The old days The Dearne Clinging to the past Claire and her family 3: ASPIRATIONS Home and family What do parents expect? Ashley 4: POVERTY AND WEALTH Real or relative? 5: SCHOOL Teenagers and the rejection of school Underachievement Ricky's school 6: CHANGING FAMILIES Iain Duncan Smith Rachel Attachment and uncertainty Robbie 7: STREET LIFE Criminal careers? Antisocial behaviour? 8: MAKING CHOICES Connexions Wombwell High School Unrealistic choices Bridging the Gap -- a missed opportunity? Elvige 9: FURTHER TROUBLE Information Gaps David Willetts Colleges -- what are they for? Lord Young, Minister for Skills and Apprenticeships Apprentices Dropping Out Yasmin Lost opportunities 10: THE WORLD OF WORK The employers' view The call centre Workless Culture? Benefit dependency Will Solutions Rachel's job 11: RACE MATTERS Ray Lewis Poor White boys Broken Britain? Will 12: THE DIFFERENCE FOR GIRLS Motherhood and careers Rachel 13: REACHING OUT Long term problems, short term solutions Outreach in Barnsley 14. CONCLUSIONS Footnote - outcomes BIBLIOGRAPHY.
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Blending interviews with those most closely affected together with views from key commentators and experts, this title provides a picture of a system and societal failure - a failure both that is at once both embarrassing and avoidable. (source: Nielsen Book Data)