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Young people in EuropeLabour markets and citizenship$
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Harriet Bradley and Jacques van Hoof

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861345882

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861345882.001.0001

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Youth in the labour market: citizenship or exclusion?

Youth in the labour market: citizenship or exclusion?

(p.14) (p.15) ONE Youth in the labour market: citizenship or exclusion?
Young people in Europe

Herwig Reiter

Gary Craig

Policy Press

This chapter considers how, as welfare benefits are increasingly made conditional upon contributions from work and employment, obvious problems arise for those young people who want to continue their education; are involved in casual, informal, or atypical work; or who are unemployed outright. It explains that this idea neglects the structural constraints operating in the labour market and may backfire by stigmatizing the unemployed. Consequently, the transitions to qualified unemployment have to take place in an environment in which contradictory expectations towards youth prevail. The chapter also describes a number of tensions and contradictions that arise from this paradoxical situation.

Keywords:   work, employment, education, unemployment, labour market, youth, welfare benefits

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