Experiencing Long-Term Unemployment in Europe

Youth on the Edge

Editors: Lahusen, Christian, Giugni, Marco (Eds.)

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  • Overcomes simplifications about the jobless, offering an informed and rich discussion of the personal situationfaced by young unemployed in different social and institutional contexts
  • Uses empirical data from more than 120 in-depth interviews with young long-term unemployed in six European countries
  • Appeals to students and scholars of Political Science, Public Policy and Sociology  
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This book examines the everyday-life patterns of young adults under circumstances of vulnerability and precariousness. Its main focus is on the web of social relations that structure the everyday life of young people, for instance by providing resources and tools of solving problems, exerting pressures and voicing expectations, and shaping the person’s self-conception, identity, and well-being. Based on more than 120 in-depth interviews with young long-term unemployed in six European countries, this book puts social support and the young jobless’ webs of social relations at center stage. It expands knowledge by raising awareness of the multidimensionality and complexity of the social conditions of young jobless, drawing, on the one hand, a more differentiated picture of unemployment, vulnerability and social exclusion amongst young people and, on the other hand, taking a close look at the social reality of young adults’ unemployment in different European cities.                                                                                                                        

About the authors

Christian Lahusen is Professor of Sociology at the Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts at the University of Siegen, Germany. His research is devoted to the analysis of social problems and social exclusion, political behavior and social movements, and to the sociology of European integration.
Marco Giugni is Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations and Director of the Institute of Cititzenship Studies (InCite) at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. His research interests include social movements and collective action, immigration and ethnic relations, unemployment and social exclusion.                                                                                                                                                                             

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Experiencing Long-Term Unemployment in Europe: An Introduction

    Pages 1-16

    Lahusen, Christian (et al.)

  • Youth Long-Term Unemployment in France: Challenging Common Trends

    Pages 17-38

    Chabanet, Didier (et al.)

  • Being Long-Term Unemployed in Germany: Social Contacts, Finances and Stigma

    Pages 39-72

    Grimmer, Bettina

  • Long-Term Unemployed Youth in Switzerland: Coping with Exclusion from the Labor Market in a Country with Low Unemployment

    Pages 73-106

    Lorenzini, Jasmine (et al.)

  • The Everyday Life of Young Long-Term Unemployed in Sweden: Coping with Limited Participation and Feelings of Inferiority

    Pages 107-138

    Bergqvist, Tuula

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Experiencing Long-Term Unemployment in Europe
Book Subtitle
Youth on the Edge
Editors
  • Christian Lahusen
  • Marco Giugni
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-50487-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-50487-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-50486-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 233
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