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Young people and contradictions of inclusion: Towards Integrated Transition Policies in Europe

Andreu Lopez Blasco, Wallace McNeish, and Andreas Walther


Using a biographical approach, this book integrates the perspectives of social policy, sociology, youth and transition research, and education and labour-market research. It compares policy and practice in a variety of European national contexts and explores the dilemmas of policies for the inclusion of young people, suggesting that a holistic Integrated Transition Policy, which puts young people's subjective experience at its centre, can provide an alternative to current policies and practice.

Keywords: biographical approach, social policy, youth research, education research, labour market, European policy, European practice, national contexts, youth inclusion, Integrated Transition Policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9781861345547
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861345547.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andreu Lopez Blasco, editor

Wallace McNeish, editor

Andreas Walther, editor

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Part One: Risks and contradictions in young people's transitions to work

Part Two: Young people and transition policies in Europe

Part Three: Dilemmas and perspectives of Integrated Transition Policies

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