Surveys the history of youth unemployment and identifies key issues underlying the current crisis.
• Explains the nature, scope, and consequences of the youth unemployment crisis in a way that is accessible for general readers
• Includes a perspectives chapter that allows for the voices of many individuals to be heard, including those of policy experts and advocates for disenfranchised youth
• Gives general readers a better of understanding of who is involved in combating the youth unemployment crisis and provides a foundation for further research in profile and references chapters, respectively
• Explores the role that politics played in causing the crisis and how policy could better address it
About the Author
Christina G. Villegas, PhD, is assistant professor of political science at California State University, San Bernardino.