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Young People and the 'entrepreneurial self'

The notion of ‘choice’ is particularly strong today in public discourse and reflects the increased marketization of our society. As such, young people are expected to have the capacity to be ‘rational planners’ of their future – making short-term decisions based on a long-term goal. 1,687 more words


Youth Matters - Newcastle Conference

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


The Covenant of Employability

This post first appeared on Katy McEwan’s excellent blog, ‘Uncertain Futures’ – check it out for writing on youth unemployment and precarity.

One of the major changes to education and employment policy over the past thirty years has been the shift in how employment is framed. 1,286 more words

Youth Unemployment