Youth Unemployment and Society

Youth Unemployment and Society

by Anne C. Petersen
     
 

ISBN-10: 052144473X

ISBN-13: 9780521444736

Pub. Date: 05/27/1994

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521444736
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/27/1994
Pages:
337
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors; Foreword Klaus J. Jacobs; Introduction Jeylan T. Mortimer; Part I. Investment in Youth: 1. Youth, unemployment and marginality: the problem and the solution Laura E. Hess, Anne C. Petersen and Jeylan T. Mortimer; 2. Social capital, human capital and investment in youth James S. Coleman; 3. When may social capital influence children's school performance? John Modell; Reply to John Modell James S. Coleman; Reply to James S. Coleman John Modell; Part II. Macrosocial Perspectives: 4. The historical context of transition to work and youth unemployment Helmut Fend; 5. The causes of persistently high unemployment Michael White and David J. Smith; Part III. Individual Perspectives: 6. Concepts of causation, tests of causal mechanisms and implications for intervention Michael Rutter; 7. Individual differences as precursors of youth unemployment Jeylan T. Mortimer; 8. The psychosocial consequences of youth unemployment Adrian Furnham; Part IV. Social Consequences and Interventions: 9. Societal consequences of youth unemployment Hannie te Grotenhuis and Frans Meijers; 10. Social roles for youth: interventions in unemployment Stephen F. Hamilton; Part V. Implications for Research: 11. Youth: work and unemployment - a European perspective for research Hans Bertram; 12. Conclusions: social structure and psychosocial dimensions of youth unemployment Walter R. Heinz; Index.

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