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 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.
Structured social inequality and implications for young people entering the “new economy”;
Social class, life styles autonomy and identity;
The role and perception of the EU in young people’s future;
Changing landscape of transitions: the drivers and routes of the new adulthood?;
Routes to the labour market;
Consequences: Reality bites;
Conclusions: Supporting transition to adulthood in turbulent times.