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Pupils 'expect' life on benefits

One in six young people in the North East "expects to end up on benefits", according to a new report by the Prince's Trust. Among UK school leavers with poor exam results, the number rises to one in three.

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One in six North East teenagers "expects to end up on benefits"

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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