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Student Lives in Crisis: Deepening Inequality in Times of Austerity

Lorenza Antonucci


With rising levels of student debt and precarity, young people’s lives in university are not always smooth. Lorenza Antonucci has travelled across England, Italy and Sweden to understand how inequality is reproduced through university. This book provides a compelling narrative of what it means to be in university in Europe in the 21st century, not only in terms of education, but also in terms of finances, housing and well-being. Furthermore, this book shows how inequality is reproduced during university by how young people from different social classes combine family, state and labour market s ... More

Keywords: young people, higher education, welfare, family, inequality, dependence, student debt

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781447318231
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447318231.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lorenza Antonucci, author
Teesside University

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