Female NEETs; Women Bishops

Why are so many young women not in employment, education or training? Marion Trestler's book on Austrian women who moved to the UK in the 40s.

As the Church of England's legislative body gives first approval to new proposals that could eventually allow women to become bishops we talk to Susie Leafe, director of the conservative evangelical group Reform and a lay member of the synod who voted against female bishops and Reverend Jody Stowell part of the campaign group YES 2 Women Bishops.

Why are so many young women not in employment, education or training? We talk to two NEETs, Markita and Stephanie, and to Employment Minister Esther McVey and Kayte Lawson from the thinktank IPPR about how to get more into work.

Professor Elizabeth Kuipers from the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London on receiving a WISE life-time achievement award for her work on mental illness.

Marion Trestler's new book tells the stories of Austrian women who were recruited to work in the UK after WW2. We speak to Marion, along with Erika Slowman and Erika Lang who both moved to England in the late 1940s

Presented by Jane Garvey
Produced by Kirsty Starkey.

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • Women Bishops

    We discuss the approval to proposals that could eventually allow women to become bishops

    Duration: 09:35

  • Destination UK

    Marion Trestler, Erika Slowman and Erika Lang talk about their move to the UK after WW2

    Duration: 09:19

  • Living With Schizophrenia

    Jane talks to Professor Elizabeth Kuipers about her research into mental illness

    Duration: 09:04

  • Young Women NEETS

    We ask why there are more women than men not in education, employment or training

    Duration: 13:31

Women Bishops - New Proposals

The Church of England’s legislative body has given first approval to new proposals that could eventually allow women to become bishops. The vote, which took place at the General Synod session in London this week, comes a year after the synod rejected previous plans by just six votes – a result that left the church fractured and facing much criticism. The new simplified proposals, which have been praised by leading religious figures on both sides of the debate, could lead to a final vote on the issue next summer. Robert Pigott is the BBC’s Religious Affairs Correspondent, Susie Leafe is the Director of the conservative evangelical group Reform and a lay member of the synod who voted against female bishops, and Reverend Jody Stowell is a Priest in North London and part of the campaign group YES 2 Women Bishops.

Destination UK

From dreams of cream teas and country garden, to the reality of rationing and bombed buildings – Marion Trestler’s new book tells the stories of Austrian women who were recruited to work in the UK after WW2. Marion - along with Erika Slowman and Erika Lang, who both moved to England in the late 1940s - tells Jane how England compared to their expectations, how they were treated, and how they feel about their two countries.

 

Austrian Cultural Forum - Destination UK

Living With Schizophrenia

Last week Professor Elizabeth Kuipers from the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London received a WISE life-time achievement award for her work on mental illness. She helped to transform thinking about schizophrenia in the 1980s by proving that family support can significantly improve the outcomes for people living with the illness. Elizabeth talks to Jane about her research, and is joined by Lindsey Cree, whose son was diagnosed with schizophrenia when he was 17.

Rethink Manchester Carers in Action

Young Women NEETs

Unemployment statistics indicate the numbers of those without a job recently fell. However, for young people in the UK the numbers without work continue to hover around the one million mark. More young men than young women are unemployed, but there are more young women than men not in education, employment, or training – a group otherwise known as NEETs. Jane is joined by Employment Minister, Esther McVey, and by Senior Research Fellow from the IPPR, Kayte Lawson, to explore why this is the situation and if enough is being done to address this problem.

 

Rathbone UK: positive choices for young people

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest Susie Leafe
Interviewed Guest Jody Stowell
Interviewed Guest Esther McVey
Interviewed Guest Kayte Lawson
Interviewed Guest Jim McNeil
Interviewed Guest Elizabeth Kuipers
Interviewed Guest Marion Trestler
Interviewed Guest Erika Slowman
Interviewed Guest Erika Lang
Producer Kirsty Starkey

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