Young people in Europe: Labour markets and citizenship

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Bradley, Harriet, van Hoof, Jacques
Policy Press, Apr 27, 2005 - Social Science - 304 pages
In a period of rapid social and economic change, labour markets are undergoing major transformations. This book explores the changing fortunes of young people in Europe's flexible and precarious labour markets and the range of policies that are being developed to help them deal with the problems they face. The book draws on recent research carried out across Europe to highlight a number of key dilemmas for youth policy: what help is needed for young people and their parents in coping with lengthened transitions from school to work? What types of training and education are most effective? Is a switch from general to vocational education needed? Is workfare the right solution? The contributors, who are all leading authorities in the field, challenge the conventional wisdom in many of these areas. The book will be of interest to those researching and studying labour markets and youth policy, and to policy-makers and practitioners in these fields.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part One The reconstruction of youth citizenship
13
Part Two Changing labour markets inclusion and exclusion
63
Part Three Policy options
183
References
259
Index
287
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Harriet Bradley is Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law and Professor of Sociology at the University of Bristol. Her books include Men's Work, Women's Work, Fractured Identities and Gender and Power in the Workplace. Jacques van Hoof is Professor of Labour Management at the Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands. He is co-editor and co-author of the books Industrial and Employment Relations and Women and the European Labour Markets.

Harriet Bradley is Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law and Professor of Sociology at the University of Bristol. Her books include Men's Work, Women's Work, Fractured Identities and Gender and Power in the Workplace. Jacques van Hoof is Professor of Labour Management at the Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands. He is co-editor and co-author of the books Industrial and Employment Relations and Women and the European Labour Markets.

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