Youth in Transition: The Sociology of Youth and Youth Policy, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Youth in Transition

The Sociology of Youth and Youth Policy, 1st Edition

Edited by Claire Wallace, Malcolm Cross


204 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: British Sociological Association

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1969 and 2001, is comprised of original books published in conjunction with the British Sociological Association. The set draws together original research by leading academics based on study groups and conference papers, in the areas of youth, race, the sociology of work, gender, social research, urban studies, class, deviance and social control, law, development, and health. Each volume provides a rigorous examination of related key issues. This set will be of particular interest to students and academics in the field of sociology, health and social care, gender studies and criminology respectively.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General