One in six young people in the North East expects to end up living on benefits, according to a new report by the Prince's Trust - a charity that works with disadvantaged young people.
The research is based on interviews with 2,342 people aged 16-25.
- 1 in 10 believes their exam results will "always hold them back"
- 1 in 5 admits they will always feel inferior to those who did better at school
- Nationally, 1 in 3 school leavers with poor results expects to end up on benefits
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