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Young Europeans, Work and Family : Routledge/ESA Studies in European Societies - Julia Brannen

Young Europeans, Work and Family

Routledge/ESA Studies in European Societies

By: Julia Brannen (Editor), Susan Lewis (Editor), Anne Nilsen (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 22nd February 2002
ISBN: 9780415248464
Number Of Pages: 208

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Based on qualitative research carried out with young people aged from 18 to 30 in five European countries, Young Europeans, Work and Family examines young people's pathways to adulthood, and their perspectives on their future work and family lives.

This enlightening book investigates young people from a range of social classes and at various phases in their life: in training, in higher education, in insecure work and in steady jobs, including high- and low-status employment. The study was carried out by a cross-disciplinary team of researchers from Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Sweden and the UK, countries that represent a variety of economic profiles and welfare state regimes.

' ...an informative and provocative read...' - Community, Work and Family Vol. 5

Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Introductionp. 1
Qualitative methodology in cross-national researchp. 11
Theorising the individual - structure dynamicp. 30
Young people's perspectives on the futurep. 48
Into work: job insecurity and changing psychological contractsp. 69
Young people's awareness of gendered realitiesp. 89
Imaging parenthood and employment: connected or disconnected worlds?p. 116
Into parenthood: young people's sense of entitlement to support for the reconciliation of employment and family lifep. 140
'Most choices involve money': different pathways to adulthoodp. 162
App. I: Tablesp. 185
App. II: Focus-group guidelinesp. 189
Indexp. 193
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ISBN: 9780415248464
ISBN-10: 0415248469
Series: Routledge/ESA Studies in European Societies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 22nd February 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.38 x 15.49  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1