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Author France, Alan, author.

Title Understanding youth in the global economic crisis / Alan France.

Publication Info. Bristol : Policy Press, 2016.

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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Alan France presents new and original analysis of social policy responses to the economic crisis to examine the effects on young people's relationship with the life course. Drawing on international case studies from the UK, Spain, Norway, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, the book will consider how 'youth' and the 'youth question' within social policy has been (and is) changing as a result of global disruption to international capital.
Contents Intro -- UNDERSTANDING YOUTH IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS -- Contents -- List of tables and figures -- Tables -- Figures -- About the author -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Background -- The use of multiple case studies -- The case study sample -- Book structure -- 1. A political ecology of youth -- Introduction -- Theorising youth -- The 'structuring' of social life -- Towards an ecological understanding of young people's lives -- Policy as ecology -- Conclusion -- 2. The global crisis and the 'age of austerity' -- Introduction -- Economic crisis and neoliberalism -- The 2007 crisis -- 'Actually existing neoliberalism' -- The state, markets and citizenship -- Neoliberalism 'in practice' -- Youth, citizenship and neoliberalism -- The 'great recession' -- Austerity 'in practice' -- Conclusion -- 3. Education and training: the broken promise -- Introduction -- Participation in education and training -- The policy shift: the rise of the knowledge society and the 'skills revolution' -- Expanding the post-16 education and training sector -- Graduate underemployment: the broken promise -- Underemployment and social mobility -- VET and the low skills 'revolution' -- Conclusion -- 4. Education and training: from public good to private responsibility -- Introduction -- Neoliberalism and the commodification of education and training -- Paying for post-16 education and training -- From public benefit to private responsibility -- Who benefits from widening participation? -- Conclusion -- 5. Unemployment and work: precarious futures -- Introduction -- 'Precariousness' in late modernity -- Global and regional trends in unemployment -- The changing nature of work in late modernity -- Changes to the youth labour market under neoliberalism -- Incentivising employers -- Flexible work for the young -- who benefits? -- Conclusion.
6. NEETs and the disengaged: the 'new' youth problem -- Introduction -- NEETs as the new 'youth problem'? -- Strategies for tackling the NEET 'problem' -- Welfare-to-workfare programmes -- The 'big business' of unemployment: quasi markets and private sector providers -- Does welfare-to-work work? -- The rise of the 'workfare state' -- Conclusion -- 7. Divergence and difference: contrasting cross-national experiences of being young -- Introduction -- Norway and the social democratic state -- Japan and the 'developmental state' -- Poland and the emerging post-communist state -- Spain and the Southern European model -- The state, youth and citizenship -- Conclusion -- 8. Education, work and welfare in diverse settings -- Introduction -- Post-16 education and training -- Graduate employment -- Unemployment and the NEET question -- Precarious work -- Active labour market policies and welfare-to-work -- Conclusion -- 9. Youth and mobility: inequality, leaving home and the question of youth migration -- Introduction -- Mobility: social mobility, inequality and the crisis -- Mobility: independent living and leaving home -- Mobility: migration and movement across borders -- Conclusion -- 10. After the crisis: social change and what it means to be young -- Youth and citizenship after the crisis -- The commodification of youth citizenship -- Privatisation of responsibility and inequality -- Conclusion -- References -- Index.
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Subject Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009.
Economics -- Study and teaching.
Youth -- Economic aspects.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Children's Studies.
Economics -- Study and teaching.
Youth -- Economic aspects.
Global Financial Crisis (2008-2009)
Chronological Term 2008-2009
Other Form: Print version: France, Alan. Understanding youth in the global economic crisis. 9781447315766 1447315766 (OCoLC)948835112
ISBN 9781447316961 (electronic bk.)
1447316967 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 12548938