I agreed to write a blog on the recent ‘Youth Matters’ conference in Newcastle after discussion with one of the organisers. Having attended the fantastic ‘Precarity Tees’ event the previous month, I thought the odds on this conference being as good were pretty long. 2,302 more words
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No work doesn’t mean all play: how relevant is the concept of leisure for young people who are unemployed?
Following a recent talk at the… 1,201 more words
Seán Duffy is a PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow. His research focuses on the future of ‘work’ and how it is perceived by young people during times of economic austerity. 1,344 more words
In the last article I outlined a relatively new conceptual approach to the study of young people – that of youth generation. Proponents of this approach have argued that this way of looking at young people’s issues offers the best way of unpacking processes of change, continuity and particular processes embedding inequalities for young people growing up in contemporary society. 1,563 more words