1st Edition

Young People and Work

Edited By Barbara Pini, Robin Price, Paula McDonald Copyright 2011
    312 Pages
    by Routledge

    310 Pages
    by Routledge

    This edited book brings together empirical studies of young people in paid employment from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and in different national settings. In the context of increasing youth labour market participation rates and debates about the value of early employment, it draws on multi-level analyses to reflect the complexity of the field. Each of the three sections of the book explores a key aspect of young people's employment: their experience of work, intersections between work and education, and the impact of other actors and institutions. The book contributes to broadening and strengthening knowledge about the opportunities and constraints that young people face during their formative experiences in the labour market. This book will be required reading for all those working in the fields of sociology, employment relations and education

    Contents: A majority experience: young people's encounters with the labour market, Robin Price, Paula McDonald, Janis Bailey and Barbara Pini; Part I Experiences of Work: Making money, helping out, growing up: working children in Sweden, Tobias Samuelsson; Young people experiencing work in a boomtown labour market, Christopher D. O'Connor; The working experiences of student migrants in Australia and New Zealand, Danaë Anderson, Ryan Lamare and Zeenobiyah Hannif; Men at work? Emerging nuances in young masculinities in the United Kingdom's retail sector, Steven Roberts. Part II Intersections Between Work and Education: Good, the bad and the ugly: the health and safety of young workers, Danaë Anderson, Zeenobiyah Hannif and Felicity Lamm; Juggling school and work and making the most of both, Margaret Vickers; Work-study conflict or facilitation? Time use tradeoffs among employed students, Lonnie Golden and John Baffoe-Bonnie; The occupational aspirations of adolescents: understanding the developmental context of teenagers' desires for future work roles, Sampson Lee Blair; Youth and precarious employment in Europe, Luísa Oliveira, Helen Carvalho and Luísa Veloso. Part III The Other Actors: Regulating youth work: lessons from Australia and the United Kingdom, Andrew Stewart and Natalie van der Waarden; Employers' management of part-time student labour, Erica Smith and Wendy Patton; Social inclusion for young people in the Nordic countries: similar but not identical, Jonas Olofsson and Eskil Wadensjö; University student employment in Germany and Australia and its impact on attitudes toward union membership, Damian Oliver; Declining youth membership: the views of union officials, Linda Esders, Janis Bailey and Paula McDonald; Index.


    Robin Price, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, Paula McDonald, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, Janis Bailey, Griffith University, Australia and Barbara Pini, Curtin University of Technology, Australia