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Participating under Unequal Auspices

Nina Eliasoph

in Making Volunteers: Civic Life after Welfare's End

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147093
eISBN:
9781400838820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147093.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter shows what happens when two different sets of youth volunteers are supposed to meet as equals in the civic engagement projects. Disadvantaged youth often overhear the public speeches ... More


‘Disadvantage’: transition policies between social construction and the needs of vulnerable youth

René Bendit and Dermot Stokes

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

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345547
eISBN:
9781447304357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345547.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter discusses the notion of ‘disadvantaged youth’, which often serves to hide rather than to explain who is affected by transition risks, something that makes it difficult to address such ... More


The Problems of Disadvantaged Youth: An Economic Perspective

Jonathan Gruber (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226309453
eISBN:
9780226309477
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309477.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

One of the most important public policy issues in the United States is how to improve the life prospects of disadvantaged youth who, in their formative years, face low-quality school systems, poor ... More


Youth Perspectives

Barry Goldson

in Reinventing the City?: Liverpool in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237976
eISBN:
9781846313912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237976.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter evaluates the extent, nature and consequences of poverty in relation to young people in urban settings. It focuses on two concentrated poverty areas in Liverpool — Dingle and Speke. The ... More


The impoverishment of youth: poverty, deprivation and social exclusion among young adults in the UK

Eldin Fahmy

in Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK: Vol 1: The Nature and Extent of the Problem

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447332152
eISBN:
9781447332398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332152.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The 2008 economic crisis and subsequent austerity policies have had profoundly damaging impacts for young adults across Europe in ways which threaten to seriously undermine their capacity to make ... More


The Behavioral Consequences of Pre-Kindergarten Participation for Disadvantaged Youth

David Figlio and Jeffrey Roth

in The Problems of Disadvantaged Youth: An Economic Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226309453
eISBN:
9780226309477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309477.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter represents an attempt to systematically study the effects of pre-kindergarten participation on student behavior. The issue—that preschool separates parents from children during crucial ... More


Would More Compulsory Schooling Help Disadvantaged Youth?: Evidence From Recent Changes to School-Leaving Laws

Philip Oreopoulos

in The Problems of Disadvantaged Youth: An Economic Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226309453
eISBN:
9780226309477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309477.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Many states have discussed raising the school leaving age to seventeen or eighteen, almost making high school completion compulsory. This chapter uses these recent changes to the school leaving age ... More


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