Getting on their bikes: teenagers leaving home in Scotland in the 1980s

Andy FURLONG, George Cooney

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    New restrictions on the payment of income support and housing benefit
    to young people are likely to affect their ability to leave the family home.
    Yet little is known about the sorts of young people who leave home and
    the likely effects of the changes. This paper uses nationally representative
    data to look at the characteristics of Scottish teenagers who have left
    home, the reasons they gave for leaving home and the sorts of problems
    they faced on leaving. We also examine the labour market experiences of
    teenage leavers, and compare their experiences with young people who
    remained in the family home.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)535-551
    Number of pages17
    JournalJournal of Social Policy
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 1990

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