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Youth in Transition The Sociology of Youth and Youth Policy

Edited By Claire Wallace, Malcolm Cross Copyright 1990
    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    208 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Originally published in 1990, Youth in Transition addresses the issue of large-scale policy intervention, related to problems of employment in Britain’s youth. The book reflects the changes within sociology from studying youth as self-contained instigators of change, to examining the role they have come to play as the target of official, rather than popular or media attention. Changes in youth experience are affecting family relations and dependence or creating homelessness, regional economic disparities, demographic changes and training and employment opportunities, present a new model of youth and re-define its status. The book brings together original work in the field of youth and youth policy in the ‘80s and ‘90s.

    1. Introduction: Youth in Transition, Claire Wallace and Malcolm Cross

    2. Surrogate Employment, Surrogate Labour Markets and the Development of Training Policies in the Eighties, David J. Lee

    3. From New Vocationalism to the Culture of Enterprise, Bob Coles and Robert F. MacDonald

    4. The Transition from YTS to Work: Content, Context and the External Labour Market, David Raffe

    5. Trainers and Tutors in the YTS Environment, Ken Parsons

    6. Interpreting Vocationalism: Youth Training and Managerial Practices, Joan Chandler

    7. A Decade of Decline: Social Class and Post-School Destination of Minimum-Age School-Leavers in Scotland 1977-1987, Andy Furlong

    8. Class, Gender Divisions Among Young Adults at Leisure, Ken Roberts, Rosemary Campbell and Andy Furlong

    9. Creating Poverty and Creating Crime: Australian Youth Policy in the Eighties, Mike Presdee

    10. Youth Homelessness in Wales, Mark Liddiard and Susan Hutson


    Notes on Contributors

    Author Index

    Subject Index