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By Jonna Dagliden  

Should young people volunteer more?

In the Guardian this morning Libby Brookes refers to Prospect‘s James Crabtree and the proposal for a mandatory citizenship service programme for those aged between 16 to 25.

In the original article Crabtree, along with Frank field, writes that a civic service scheme, where young people will get back minimum wage, could be the legacy of this recession. “Properly designed, such a scheme could help to reduce youth unemployment, answer many social needs that are not met by either…

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