Drawing on his new book, Young People and the Labour Market: Past, Present, Future, Andy Furlong will explore changes in young people’s labour market experiences from the 1970s to the present day.
Contemporary conditions – in which many young people experience precarious employment conditions and lack control of their work–life balance – have deep roots, accelerated in many countries by the Global Financial Crisis.
Young people today face pressures that were largely absent for their parents’ and, despite huge investments in education, underemployment is common, life management is more complex, and labour market changes have implications for the establishment of relationships and independent living.
How do young people across the global north survive or thrive in these conditions?
Professor Furlong will also launch Kerry Montero and Peter Kelly’s new book Young People and the Aesthetics of Health Promotion: Beyond Reason, Rationality and Risk (Routledge, 2016).
About the speakers
Professor Andy Furlong is Dean for Research in the College of Social Science and Professor of Social Inclusion and Education at the University of Glasgow. Andy’s interests are focused on young people and social change. He is editor in chief of the Journal of Youth Studies, and has acted as a consultant to the United Nations on global youth employment.
Doctor Steven Threadgold and Doctor David Farrugia (Youth Studies, University of Newcastle) will be adding insights from their own research.
This public lecture is proudly presented by the School of Education's Centre for Education, Training and Work in the Asian Century in partnership with the Youth Work Program, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.
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