The Crisis of Global Youth Unemployment - Routledge Studies in Human Geography (Hardback)
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The Crisis of Global Youth Unemployment - Routledge Studies in Human Geography (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 02/10/2018
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Since the economic and financial crisis of 2008, the proportion of unemployed young people has exceeded any other group of unemployed adults. This phenomenon marks the emergence of a laborscape. This concept recognizes that, although youth unemployment is not consistent across the world, it is a coherent problem in the global political economy.

This book examines this crisis of youth unemployment, drawing on international case studies. It is organized around four key dimensions of the crisis: precarity, flexibility, migration, and policy responses. With contributions from leading experts in the field, the chapters offer a dynamic portrait of unemployment and how this is being challenged through new modes of resistance. This book provides cross-national comparisons, both ethnographic and quantitative, to explore the contours of this laborscape on the global, national, and local scales. Throughout these varied case studies is a common narrative from young workers, families, students, volunteers, and activists facing a new and growing problem.

This book will be an imperative resource for students and researchers looking at the sociology of globalization, global political economy, labor markets, and economic geography.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN: 9780815371083
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 458 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm

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