The Precarious Generation

The Precarious Generation

A Political Economy of Young People

by Rys FarthingRob Watts and Judith Bessant

Hardback Publication Date: 28/02/2017

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This book draws on a wealth of evidence including young people's own stories, to document how they are now faring in increasingly unequal societies like America, Britain, Australia, France and Spain. It points to systematic generational inequality as those born since 1980 become the first generation to have a lower standard of living than previous generations. While governments and experts typically explain this by referring to globalization, new technologies, or young people's deficits, the authors of this book offer a new political economy of generations, which identifies the central role played by governments promoting neoliberal policies that exacerbate existing social inequalities based on age, ethnicity, gender and class. The book is a must read for social science students, human service workers and policy-makers and indeed for anyone interested in understanding the impact of government policy over the last 40 years on young people.
ISBN:
9781138185470
9781138185470
Category:
Sociology
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
28-02-2017
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
228
Dimensions (mm):
234x156mm
Weight:
0.6kg

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