Experiencing Long-Term Unemployment in Europe : Youth on the Edge, Hardback Book

Experiencing Long-Term Unemployment in Europe : Youth on the Edge Hardback

Edited by Christian Lahusen, Marco Giugni


This book examines the everyday-life patterns of young adults under circumstances of vulnerability and precariousness.

Its main focus is on the web of social relations that structure the everyday life of young people, for instance by providing resources and tools of solving problems, exerting pressures and voicing expectations, and shaping the person's self-conception, identity, and well-being.

Based on more than 120 in-depth interviews with young long-term unemployed in six European countries, this book puts social support and the young jobless' webs of social relations at center stage.

It expands knowledge by raising awareness of the multidimensionality and complexity of the social conditions of young jobless, drawing, on the one hand, a more differentiated picture of unemployment, vulnerability and social exclusion amongst young people and, on the other hand, taking a close look at the social reality of young adults' unemployment in different European cities.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 233 pages, XVI, 233 p.
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Poverty & unemployment
  • ISBN: 9781137504869



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