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Jacqueline O'Reilly, Clémentine Moyart, Tiziana Nazio, and Mark Smith

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781447350347

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447350347.001.0001

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Family matters

Family matters

Chapter:
(p.177) Family matters (p.178)
Source:
Youth Employment
Author(s):
Tiziana Nazio, András Gábos
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447350347.003.0007

This chapter studies how family legacies affect young people's strategies and decisions around finding work and moving into independent living. Where one comes from has always affected young people's job opportunities and paths out of school. These effects are becoming increasingly polarised both within and across European societies along a variety of dimensions that cannot simply be read off in terms of ethnicity, class, gender, the original nationality of one's parents, or even the society that young people from different backgrounds find themselves in. Understanding the long-term implications of these social divisions is central to knowing which kinds of policy interventions might be most effective in addressing current levels of youth unemployment. The chapter then looks at what happens to young people who leave home and/or set up their own families, and whether the recent recession has increased the risk of them returning to their parental home.

Keywords:   family legacies, independent living, young people, job opportunities, European societies, social divisions, youth unemployment, policy interventions, employment

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