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Student lives in crisis : deepening inequality in times of austerity

Author: Lorenza Antonucci
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2017.
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The greatest social change in Europe during the last 20 years is that almost half of Europe's young people now attend college. Yet despite these unprecedented levels of university attendance, the lived experiences of students remain largely undocumented. Focusing on the effects of the financial crisis and austerity, this empirically grounded analysis compares the lives of university students from three very  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lorenza Antonucci
ISBN: 9781447318255 1447318250 9781447318231 1447318234
OCLC Number: 992464468
Notes: Previous edition issued in print: 2016.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: University Lives in the crisis;Part 1 University for all? How higher education shapes inequality among young people;The social consequences of the mass access in Europe;How welfare influences the lives of youth in university;Beyond differences? Determinants of inequality among European youth in university;Part 2 Exploring the inequality of university lives in England, Italy and Sweden;The five profiles of the university experience;Explaining inequality: the role of social origins and welfare sources;Welfare mixes and the reproduction of inequality in university;Part 3 The `eternal transition': young adults and semi-dependence in university; The family: saviour or `inequaliser'?; The labour-market contradiction: a precarious form of dependence;State: generous, conditional or absent?; Conclusion. Addressing the growing inequality among young people in university;Methodological Annex.
Responsibility: Lorenza Antonucci.


In this empirically-grounded analysis, Lorenza Antonucci compares the lives of university students at a time of austerity and financial crisis from three very different European welfare systems -  Read more...


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