Too often the voices of young people are neglected in the analysis of youth in the labour market. This synthesis report summarises key findings and policy issues identified inWork Package 9 of the STYLE project, which focused on examining the attitudes and aspirations of young people. Our analytical tasks employed a diverse range of methodological approaches, including quantitative statistical analysis, experiments, in-depth interviews and a qualitative participative approach, to examine beliefs and attitudes of young people towards work, families and society. Specifically, we assessed values towards work, the impact of youth unemployment/labour market outsiderness on social capital and political participation as well asaspirations of vulnerable young people in foster care.The reportraises the following issues for policy and practice: a) attitudes between generations relating to work do not differ significantly; b) youth unemployment is an insufficient measure for the labour market condition of young people and its impact; c) institutions matter; d) co-production of research is important in understanding the labour market condition of young people more holistically.
|Publisher||CROME, University of Brighton, Brighton|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Aug 2016|