Covering a key topic in nearly every sociology course, this book is a thorough and lively introduction to the role and importance of youth and employment in contemporary British society.
The book looks at the momentous changes that have occurred in the nature of youth employment in recent years. Examining the range of young people's experience of employment and unemployment, Professor Roberts highlights the importance of class, gender, ethnic divisions, and geography in explaining these differences. He assesses the huge impact of educational changes on the patterns of youth employment, and compares the British experience with the rest of Europe.
The book will be an invaluable introduction and point of reference for students of sociology, human geography, and economics.
The Oxford Modern Britain series comprises authoritative introductory books on all aspects of the social structure of modern Britain. Lively and accessible, the books will be the first point of reference for anyone interested in the state of contemporary Britain. They will be invaluable to those taking courses in the Social Sciences.
Series Editor: Professor John Scott, Department of Sociology, University of Essex
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 150
Weight: 207 g
Dimensions: 202 x 135 x 12 mm
`Particularly useful for a detailed study of youth training - an in-depth guide, but easy to read.'
Alan Robertshaw, University of Lancaster
`This book is an excellent expose of issues.'
Cyprian Lunga, University of Nottingham
A much needed update on the rapidly changing situation of youth and employment ... A highly readable and even-handed assessment of the topic. * NEWI *
Useful little book ... this book provides an up-to-date, thorough and accessible overview of empirical evidence on youth and employmeny and an account of the main areas of debate. * Work, Employment and Society *