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Youth Unemployment and Society - Anne C. Petersen

Youth Unemployment and Society

By: Anne C. Petersen (Editor), Jeylan T. Mortimer (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 27th May 1994
ISBN: 9780521444736
Number Of Pages: 338

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As societies become more technically advanced and jobs require more expertise, young people are forced into a prolonged state of social marginality. Employment during adolescence could provide significant experiences for growth into later work roles, but most societies are not equipped to provide adolescents with meaningful work experience. In Youth Unemployment and Society, a group of historians, psychologists, economists and sociologists provide a cross-national examination of trends in youth unemployment and intervention strategies in the United States and Europe. Assessing the causes of aggregate societal unemployment rates, the authors address factors that make individuals more vulnerable to unemployment and consider the developmental consequences of this experience. The volume also examines how persistently high rates of youth unemployment affect society's values, beliefs, and institutions.

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"The volume offers not only comprehensive reviews and interpretations of relevant literature, but also methodological and theoretical challenges to social scientists who work on these problems. The conclusions drawn throughout are well supported by the latest scientific research on the determining, mediating, and moderating factors affecting unemployment in Europe and North America. The book provides analyses of the success of national programs and systems designed to alleviate unemployment or prevent it from becoming a personal and societal problem." Leann M. Tigges, Contemporary Sociology

Investment in Youth
Youth, unemployment and marginality: the problem and the solution
Social capital, human capital and investment in youth
When may social capital influence children's school performance?
Reply to John Modell
Reply to James S. Coleman
Macrosocial Perspectives
The historical context of transition to work and youth unemployment
The causes of persistently high unemployment
Individual Perspectives
Concepts of causation, tests of causal mechanisms and implications for intervention
Individual differences as precursors of youth unemployment
The psychosocial consequences of youth unemployment
Social Consequences and Interventions
Societal consequences of youth unemployment
Social roles for youth: interventions in unemployment
Implications for Research
Youth: work and unemployment - a European perspective for research
Conclusions: social structure and psychosocial dimensions of youth unemployment
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ISBN: 9780521444736
ISBN-10: 052144473X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 338
Published: 27th May 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 14.99  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.59

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