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Youth Prospects in the Digital Society

Identities and Inequalities in an Unravelling Europe

By John Bynner and Walter Heinz

Published

26 Mar 2021

Page count

176 pages

ISBN

978-1447351467

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

26 Mar 2021

Page count

176 pages

ISBN

978-1447351498

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press
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    Youth Prospects in the Digital Society

    In an age when for the first time the next generation are facing worse prospects than those of their parents, this book examines the challenges that young people are facing as a result of the widespread social, economic and political instabilities across Europe today. Based on a comparison of contemporary labour markets in England and Germany, this book explores the impact of factors such as mass migration, rising nationalism, right-wing movements and ever-accelerating technological change for young people and provides a pragmatic blueprint for the transition systems, skills and resources that young people require for a prosperous future.

    John Bynner is Professor Emeritus of Social Sciences in Education in the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at the UCL Institute of Education London.

    Walter R. Heinz is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Psychology and Senior Faculty member of the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences at the University of Bremen.

    Introduction: Pathways to adulthood

    Social structure and inequality

    Identity and social media

    Youth and Europe

    Navigating the transition to adulthood

    Education, capability, and skills

    Smart families and community

    Political participation, mobilisation, and the internet

    Conclusion: Youth policy challenges