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Lizzie Crowley

Lizzie Crowley

Senior Researcher


Telephone: 020 7976 3616

Lizzie is leading The Work Foundation's work on youth unemployment for the Missing Million programme, a two year research programme looking at solutions to tackle youth unemployment. Her research interests include welfare reform, labour market exclusion, innovation and local growth.

Before joining The Work Foundation Lizzie worked as a senior consultant for Shared Intelligence, where she specialised in economic development, evaluation, employment and skills and labour market analysis. She has conducted academic research on welfare reform, labour market policy and the rise of Incapacity Benefit claimants.

Lizzie graduated in Sociology and has a master's degree in Social Science Research Methods, both from the University of Glasgow.

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Related Reports

The Geography of Youth Unemployment: A route map for change
In this report we investigate how young people’s employment prospects vary in different parts of the country, why tailored local approaches are necessary, and what the role of local partners should be in tackling youth unemployment. There is a distinctive geographic pattern to youth unemployment in the UK. For example, in cities such as Middlesbrough, Barnsley and Glasgow the youth unemployment rate is more than twice that of cities such as Southampton, York and Reading (above 25% in the former, and below 13% in the latter3).

Lizzie Crowley and Nye Cominetti
08 April 2014

London: A Tale of Two Cities
The youth unemployment rate in London stands at 25 per cent. But this rate masks sharp disparities across the city region. Whilst the inner East of the city still fares poorly, outer London boroughs are now registering some of the highest rates of youth unemployment in London. This mirrors wider changes in the distribution of unemployment, and of poverty and deprivation more generally.

Ceri Hughes and Lizzie Crowley
08 April 2014

Healthy Innovation - Collaboration between NHSScotland and the MedTech Sector

Lizzie Crowley, Nye Cominetti and Moira Decter, with Charles Levy
30 January 2014

Related Blogs

Youth Unemployment: Finding the recipe for success
There are almost a million young people not in education, work or training. Current crisis levels are in large part down to the recession and whilst we have seen welcome improvements in the labour market over the last few months they have had little impact on the youth labour market.

Lizzie Crowley
25 October 2013

The missing million
Lizzie Crowley, senior researcher at The Work Foundation, writes a blog for the Policy Network on Youth Unemployment which we have reproduced here.

Lizzie Crowley
10 September 2013

Whilst employment figures are improving, the youth unemployment situation worsens
Lizzie Crowley, senior researcher at The Work Foundation, looks at the data around youth unemployment and provides some context about what can be done to alleviate the persisting problem.

Lizzie Crowley
14 August 2013

Related Media Coverage

Related News

National improvement to NEET rate but local challenges remain
With today's statistics on NEETs released by the ONS, Lizzie Crowley looks at the continuing challenges for young people in certain blackspots and outlines the consequences of being long-term NEET and the worsening prospects for those who do manage to move into work.

Lizzie Crowley
22 May 2014

Labour market has turned a corner but little impact on youth unemployment
Comment on the latest labour market statistics.

Lizzie Crowley
11 September 2013

Cities and regeneration
Lizzie Crowley, reseacher at The Work Foundation, discusses her work on the Cities 2020 programme.

Lizzie Crowley
06 March 2012