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- NEET /neet/
- equivalent /ih-KWIV-uh-luhnt/
- undervalue /uhn-der-VAL-yoo/
- conclusion /kuhn-KLOO-zhuhn/
- likelihood /LAHYK-lee-hood/
[noun (abbreviation)] – Not in Education, Employment or Training: a name for people aged 16 to 24 who have finished their education and are unemployed
There are already more than a million NEETS in Britain.
[adjective] – having the same amount, value, purpose, qualities, etc.
There are several principles in Chinese medicine that have no exact equivalent in the West.
[verb] – to consider someone or something as less valuable or important than he, she, or it really is
They never do a comprehensive inspection of the property and typically undervalue it.
[noun] – the final part of something
I find the book’s conclusion greatly intriguing.
[noun] – the chance that something will happen
Is there any likelihood we’ll receive our money back?
According to the UUEPC survey, only 36% of disabled individuals in Northern Ireland were employed. In Northern Ireland, 80% of those without disabilities are employed. Therefore, Northern Ireland has a “disability employment gap” of 44%, making it by far the biggest in the UK. The UUEPC investigation came to the additional conclusion that disabled individuals were affected “disproportionately” by the pandemic and its limitations. Wider support services for people with learning difficulties “disappeared or were markedly reduced” during the epidemic, based on prior Ulster University research. Additionally, it means that the likelihood of poverty for disabled people in Northern Ireland is rising.
- Have you ever witnessed bad judgment or a lack of accessibility toward people with disabilities? Please tell me more about it.
- Do you often feel that those who are disabled need your help? Why or why not?
- If you were a disabled person in Northern Ireland, what would you do to get employed?
- Are all disabled people qualified to be employed?
- In your opinion, what should the national government agency responsible for people with disabilities do to close the employment gap in Northern Ireland?