NEW book: Youth and work transitions in changing social landscapes

A new book Youth and work transitions in changing social landscapes, edited by Helena Helve and Karen Evans was published in May by the Tufnell Press in London

transitionsThis book is about the changing constellations of risk and opportunity that young people face in transitions from school to work. Researchers here have considered how social, psychological, economic and cultural factors affect young people’s attempts to control their lives, respond to opportunities and manage the consequences of their choices, in the context of global, social and economic changes in labour markets. The book draws on recent research into youth work transitions, wellbeing, employment, and career interventions, based on the international cooperation of youth researchers. International in its scope and including a range of disciplinary, multi-disciplinary, methodological and theoretical perspectives, it combines case studies from Europe with studies from the USA, Canada, South Africa, the Caribbean, India, Japan, Russia, Australia and New Zealand, all examining the structural forces that affect the choices young people are able to make. The book offers researchers and practitioners new perspectives on current approaches that focus on the wellbeing of young people beyond education
and work settings.

Contributors include,
John Bynner, Vinod Chandra, Helen Cheng, James Côté, Rosalind Edwards, Karen
Evans, David Everatt, Helena Helve, Janet Holland, Hely Innanen, Jaana Lähteenmmaa,
Tomokazu Makino, Sheena McGrellis, Mette Ranta, Tracey Reynolds, Katariina Salmela‑Aro,
Ingrid Schoon, John Schulenberg, Arseniy Svynarenko, Edmund Waite, Susie Weller,
Johanna Wyn and Julia Zubok

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