The Crisis of Global Youth Unemployment, Hardback Book

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Since the economic and financial crisis of 2008, the proportion of unemployed young people has exceeded any other group of unemployed adults.

This phenomenon marks the emergence of a laborscape.

This concept recognizes that, although youth unemployment is not consistent across the world, it is a coherent problem in the global political economy. This book examines this crisis of youth unemployment, drawing on international case studies.

It is organized around four key dimensions of the crisis: precarity, flexibility, migration, and policy responses.

With contributions from leading experts in the field, the chapters offer a dynamic portrait of unemployment and how this is being challenged through new modes of resistance.

This book provides cross-national comparisons, both ethnographic and quantitative, to explore the contours of this laborscape on the global, national, and local scales.

Throughout these varied case studies is a common narrative from young workers, families, students, volunteers, and activists facing a new and growing problem. This book will be an imperative resource for students and researchers looking at the sociology of globalization, global political economy, labor markets, and economic geography.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208 pages, 7 Line drawings, black and white; 2 Halftones, black and white; 12 Tables, black and whit
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Development studies
  • ISBN: 9780815371083

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