Precarious Work: The Growing Précarité of Youth

Robert MacDonald

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The second and completely revised edition of the Routledge Handbook of Youth and Young Adulthood draws on the work of leading academics from four continents in order to introduce up-to-date perspectives on a wide range of issues that affect and shape youth and young adulthood. It provides a multi-disciplinary overview of a dynamic field of study that offers unique insights on social change in advanced societies. It is aimed at researchers, policy-makers and advanced students on a global level.

The Handbook introduces the main theoretical perspectives used within youth studies and sets out future research agendas. Each of the ten sections covers an important area of research – from education and the labour market to youth cultures, health and crime – discussing change and continuity in the lives of young people, introducing readers to some of the most important work in the field, while highlighting the underlying perspectives that have been used to understand the complexity of modern youth and young adulthood.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Youth and Young Adulthood
EditorsAndy Furlong
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781317619895
ISBN (Print)9781138804357
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2016
Externally publishedYes


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