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ERIC Number: EJ840957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0044-118X
Facing the Future: Barriers and Resources in Work and Family Plans of At-Risk Israeli Youth
Cinamon, Rachel Gali; Hason, Iris
Youth & Society, v40 n4 p502-525 2009
This study examines 15 at-risk Israeli youngsters' work and family plans and the perceived barriers and resources influencing the realization of those plans. In-depth interviews analyzed by Consensual Qualitative Research (CQR) demonstrate the complexity of the future awaiting these youths. Participants perceive work mainly as a means of obtaining money and only consider a limited range of occupations as being available to them. Their vision of their future family focuses mainly on their providing a safe place for their children and providing food and stability. They view themselves as being both their own major resource and chief barrier to the realization of future plans. Other resources comprise social support and the ability to cut themselves off from their past, including original family and childhood friends. Implications for practice and research are discussed. (Contains 1 table and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Israel