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Shirley Johnson: Youth advocate on the reasons behind the uptick in young people going on the benefit and remaining there

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Young people are increasingly going on the benefit and staying on it for longer. 

Reports released to Newstalk ZB suggest a sharp spike in the time beneficiaries will spend on income support, with a 23% jump in the number of people staying on job-seeker support until retirement age. 

Youth advocate Shirley Johnson told Mike Hosking that the education system isn't adequately preparing young people for work. 

She says schools haven't kept up with our changing world. 


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