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ERIC Number: EJ954949
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1367-6261
Changing Youth? Continuities and Ruptures in Transitions into Adulthood among Catalan Young People
Serracant, Pau
Journal of Youth Studies, v15 n2 p161-176 2012
The globalisation process has an impact at the micro-level on life-course patterns: concretely, the trajectories of young people into adulthood are being sharply modified. At a European level, the extension, de-linearisation, reversibility and diversification of youth trajectories have been identified as major changes. However, the extent to which these changes affect young people within each country depends on their respective welfare regimes. This article analyses how the Mediterranean welfare regime shapes youth trajectories among Catalan young people and explores the hypothesis that these constraints will make those trajectories less sensitive to the general trends of change identified at a European level. The research is based on an analysis of the Catalan Youth Survey, an official statistic that contains retrospective data on Educational, Work, Housing and Family transitions. The results offer an integrated typology of youth transitions in Catalonia and show how the persistence of traditional patterns of transition are the logical result of the particular articulation of the welfare regime and cultural patterns among Catalan young people. (Contains 5 notes, 4 tables and 1 graph.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain