Bibliographies du service Veille et Analyses, IFÉ

WIKINDX Resources

MacDonald Robert (2011). « Youth transitions, unemployment and underemployment Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose? ». Journal of Sociology, vol. 47, n° 4, décembre, p. 427–444. ISSN 1440-7833, 1741-2978. En ligne : <>. 
Added by: Rémi Thibert (19 Sep 2014 14:52:20 Europe/Paris)
Resource type: Journal Article
DOI: 10.1177/1440783311420794
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 1440-7833, 1741-2978
BibTeX citation key: MacDonald2011
Categories: Apprentissages et psychologie, General
Subcategories: Jeunesse
Keywords: jeunesse
Creators: MacDonald
Collection: Journal of Sociology
Views: 2171/2333
Views index: 24%
Popularity index: 6%
What is youth studies for? One answer to this question points to the valuable, possibly unique, position youth research has as a window on processes of social change and of social continuity. Based on the author’s long-term engagement in youth research, from the early 1980s to now, this article reflects on how youth transitions to the labour market – and the way that they are thought about in youth studies and youth policy – have changed and stayed the same over the past 30 years. While the main empirical focus is on the {UK}, the article notes the wider relevance of many of the trends that are discussed. As well as looking backward, the article considers possibilities and challenges for the future; for youth, for youth research and for youth policy. In terms of young adults’ lives, the spreading shadow of unemployment, economic marginality and precariousness is described. In terms of research, it argues that, in order to achieve greater theoretical significance and impact for youth studies – and to better understand processes of social change and continuity – further strides need to be taken to overcome the enduring divide between youth cultural and youth transitions studies. Finally, on the basis of these reflections from youth studies, the article raises important questions for current and coming social and economic policy. Here the local – and global – significance of underemployment and the ‘myth of the skills economy’ are discussed.
Added by: Rémi Thibert  
wikindx 4.1.9 ©2013 | Total resources: 8749 | Database queries: 53 | Script execution: 0.3645 secs | Style: VST pour affichage | Bibliography: WIKINDX Master Bibliography
Nous écrire
accueil Veille et Analyses    |     nouveautés    |     dossiers d'actualité        

École normale supérieure de Lyon
Institut français de l'Éducation
Veille et Analyses
15 parvis René-Descartes BP 7000 . 69342 Lyon cedex 07
Standard : +33 (0)4 72 76 61 00
Télécopie : +33 (0)4 72 76 61 93