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Getting In and Getting On in the Youth Labour MarketGoverning Young People's Employability in Regional Context$
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Pauline Leonard and Rachel J. Wilde

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781529202298

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781529202298.001.0001

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Introduction: Getting In and Getting On in the UK’s Youth Labour Market

Introduction: Getting In and Getting On in the UK’s Youth Labour Market

(p.1) One Introduction: Getting In and Getting On in the UK’s Youth Labour Market
Getting in and Getting on in the Youth Labour Market

Pauline Leonard

Rachel J. Wilde

Policy Press

This chapter outlines the key aims of the book: first, to explore what it is like for young people to undergo employability training as a pathway into work in the UK; second, to investigate the strategies and motivations of local policymakers and training providers, whose mission it is to achieve employability skills development indifferent regions of the UK; and third, through the lens of a Post-Foucauldian governmentality approach, to contribute theoretically to understanding of both policy and practice of youth employability training in the UK context. Each of these aims is introduced and the structure of the book’s chapters is presented.

Keywords:   Youth labour market, Employability, Post Foucauldian Theory, Governmentality, Economic Recession, Youth employment policy, Regional Economies

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