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"Young people, welfare and crime": Governing non-participation

Ross Fergusson


Mass youth unemployment is now endemic and almost ubiquitous in middle-income, rich and poor countries alike. This book re-interprets the changing relationship between young people’s non-participation in education and labour markets, their access to state welfare and their involvement in crime by locating it in historical, political-economic and policy contexts in the UK and internationally before, during and after the Global Financial Crisis. It provides a critical assessment of evidence about the causes of non-participation in academic analysis and in policy-making. The principal aim of the ... More

Keywords: crime, criminalisation, education, Global Financial Crisis, governance, labour markets, non-participation, unemployment, welfare, young people

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781447307013
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447307013.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ross Fergusson, author
Open University