YiPPEE Project: Young people from a public care background: pathways to further and higher education in five European countries

Sonia Jackson and Claire Cameron

The YiPPEE research project, which constitutes the first comparative study of young people who have been in state care as children and their post-compulsory education, was undertaken by a team of cross-national researchers.  The overall aim of the project was to investigate educational pathways after the end of compulsory schooling among young men and women who have been in public care in European countries as children, and to consider how their opportunities to access further and higher education might be improved.