The parameters within which young people live their lives have changed radically. Changes in education and the labour market have led to an increased complexity of the youth phase and to an overall protraction in dependency and transitions. This book introduces perspectives on a wide range of issues that affect and shape youth and young adulthood.
Part 1: Re-conceptualising Youth and Young Adulthood 1. Changing Contexts, Changing Lives, Andy Furlong 2. Youth Transitions in an Age of Uncertainty, Walter R. Heinz 3. Socio-economic Reproduction, Ken Roberts 4. Youth and Generation: In the Midst of an Adult World, John Goodwin and Henrietta O'Connor 5. Models of Navigation and Life Management, Manuela du Bois-Reymond 6. The Emergence of 'Emerging Adulthood': The New Life Stage between Adolescence and Young Adulthood, Jennifer Lynn Tanner and Jeffrey Jensen Arnett Part 2: Divisions 7. Social Divisions and Inequalities, Andy Furlong 8. Social Class, Youth and Young Adulthood in the context of a Shifting Global Economy, Lois Weiss 9. New Masculinities and Femininities: Gender Divisions in the new Economy, Linda McDowell 10. Young People, 'Race' and Ethnicity, Colin Webster 11. Young People and Social Capital, Cherylynn Bassani 12. Disability, Exclusion and Transition to Adulthood, Sheila Riddell 13. Young Refugees, Elizabeth Heger Boyle Part 3: Education 14. Educational Contexts and Transitions, Andy Furlong 15. Educating for Late Modernity, Johanna Wyn 16. Explaining Cross-national Differences in Education-work Transitions, David Raffe 17. Young People's Subjective Orientations to Education, Andy Biggart 18. Mass Higher Education, Andy Furlong 19. Vocationalism, David B. Bills 20. Keeping Kids on Track to a Successful Adulthood: The Role of VET in Improving High School Outcomes, James Stone III Part 4: Employment and Unemployment 21. Employment and Unemployment in Late Modernity, Andy Furlong 22. Changing Experiences of Work, Jeylan Mortimer 23. Youth Unemployment and Marginalisation, Illse Julkunen 24. Precarious Work: Risk, Choice and Poverty Traps, Robert Macdonald 25. NEETs, Freeters and Flexibility: Reflecting Precarious Situations in the New Labour Market, Akio Inui 26. The Stratification of Youth Employment in Contemporary China, Jieyu Liu 27. What makes a Young Entrepreneur? David G. Blanchflower and Andrew Oswald Part 5: Dependency and Family Relations 28. Dependence, Independence and Housing Transitions, Andy Furlong 29. Leaving the Parental Home in Young Adulthood, Clara H. Mulder 30. Young, Free and Single? The Rise of Independent Living, Sue Heath 31. Intergenerational Support During the Transition to Adulthood, Teresa Toguchi Swartz and Kirsten Bengtson O'Brien 32. Early Childbearing in the New Era of Delayed Adulthood, Frank Furstenberg Jr. 33. Homeless Youth and the Transition to Adulthood, Bill McCarthy, Monica Williams and John Hagan Part 6: Youth Culture and Lifestyles 34. Young People, Culture and Lifestyles, Andy Furlong 35. Leisure Activities, Place and Identity, Joan Abbott-Chapman and Margaret Robertson 36. Young Adults and the Night-time Economy, Robert G. Hollands 37. Young People and Consumption, Amy L. Best 38. Spectacular Soundtracks: Youth and Music, Andy Bennett 39. Young People, Drugs and Alcohol Consumption, Shane Blackman 40. Spectacular Youth? Young People's Fashion and Style, Paul Hodkinson 41. The Experience of Youth in the Digital Youth, Philippa Collin and Jane Burns Part 7: Civic Engagement and Disengagement 42. Civic and Political Engagement and Disengagement, Andy Furlong 43. Young People's Civic Engagement and Political Development, Constance Flanagan 44. Young People, Politics and Citizenship, Anita Harris 45. Youth and Trade Unionism, Jan Carle 46. Re-Politicising Urban Rioters, Sadiya Akram 47. Young People and Armed Conflict, Colette Daiute Part 8: Physical and Mental Health 48. The Physical and Mental Health of Modern Youth, Andy Furlong 49. Health in Youth: Changing Times and Changing Influences, Patrick West 50. HIV and AIDS, STIs and Sexual Health Among Young People, Frederick Mugisha 51. Progress, Culture and Young People's Well-being, Richard Eckersley 52. Health Related Behaviours in Context, Patrick West Part 9: Identities, Values and Beliefs 53. Transforming Identities, Values and Beliefs, Andy Furlong 54. Youth-identity Studies: History, Controversies and Future Directions, James E. Cote 55. Values and Related Beliefs, Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson and Maria Monserud 56. The Influence of Aspirations on Educational and Occupational Outcomes, Nathan Jones and Barbara Schneider 57. Generation Y, Flexible Capitalism and New Work Ethics, Peter Kelly 58. Understanding the Sexual Lives of Young People, Janet Holland 59. Religiosity in the Lives of Youth, Lisa D. Pearce and Melinda Lundquist Denton Part 10: Crime and Deviance 60. Young People, Crime and Juvenile Justice, Andy Furlong 61. Juvenile Delinquency and Desistence, Shelly Schaefer and Christopher Uggen 62. Young People and Anti-social Behaviour, Alan France 63. Youth in a World of Gangs, John M. Hagedorn 64. Young People, Crime and Justice, Rob White 65. Youth and Punishment, Angela Harvey and Aaron Kupchick