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Getting In and Getting On in the Youth Labour Market

Governing Young People’s Employability in Regional Context

Published

1 Nov 2019

Page count

160 pages

ISBN

978-1529202298

Dimensions

198 x 129 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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Published

1 Nov 2019

Page count

160 pages

ISBN

978-1529202328

Dimensions

198 x 129 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Published

1 Nov 2019

Page count

160 pages

ISBN

978-1529202311

Dimensions

198 x 129 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
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    Based on up-to-date qualitative and ethnographic research, this book examines youth education-to-work transitions in the UK. Using the theoretical lens of a Foucauldian governmentality approach, the authors consider the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of youth employability training and demonstrate how different employability schemes planned and operationalised in diverse geographical and economic landscapes work in practice. The book examines and compares a range of employment entry route programmes and reveals the tension between employability and good quality employment, and the ways in which young people from varying social and regional backgrounds are positioned very differently within this.

    Pauline Leonard is Professor of Sociology, University of Southampton. She has longstanding research interests in diversity and work, and how gender, race, class and age impact on careers and opportunities.

    Rachel J. Wilde is a social anthropologist, lecturer in education at UCL and researches on work, organisations and young people.

    Introduction: getting in and getting on in the youth labour market;

    Apprentices in the Midlands;

    Employability programmes in the northeast;

    Enterprise on the south coast;

    Internships in London;

    Volunteering in Glasgow;

    Playing the employability game.