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Youth, jobs and the future : problems and prospects

Author: Lynn S Chancer; Martín Sánchez-Jankowski; Christine Trost
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book confronts the persistent issues of youth unemployment and worsening socioeconomic precarity in the United States. While overall unemployment has declined, the unemployment rate remains nearly twice as high for young people 16-19 years of age and nearly three times as high for those aged 20-24. Millions of youth are neither in school nor working, and rates of unemployment and underemployment are nearly two  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Youth, jobs and the future.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2018008314
(OCoLC)1027731901
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn S Chancer; Martín Sánchez-Jankowski; Christine Trost
ISBN: 9780190685911 0190685913
OCLC Number: 1062395575
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 289 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The employment patterns of young adults, 1989-2014 / Mike Hout --
Precarious work and young workers in the United States / Arne Kalleberg --
Take this job and love it? : the millennial work ethic and the politics of getting back to work / Jamie K. McCallum --
Real jobs and redshirting : job seeking strategies for college-educated youth / Patrick J. Carr and Maria Kefalas --
Part-time employment and aesthetic labor among middle-class youth / Yasemin Besen-Cassino --
The children of low-status immigrants and youth unemployment in the United States and Western Europe / Richard Alba and Nancy Foner --
Youth unemployment and the illicit economy / Martín Sánchez-Jankowski --
Effects of incarceration on labor market outcomes among young adults / David J. Harding, Anh P. Nguyen, Jeffrey D. Morenoff, and Shawn D. Bushway --
Transforming high school and addressing the challenge of America's competitiveness / Stanley Litow and Grace Suh --
Time's up! : shorter hours, public policy, and time flexibility as an antidote to youth unemployment / Katherine Eva Maich, Jamie K. McCallum, and Ari Grant-Sasson --
Youth prospects and the case for a universal basic income / Sarah Reibstein and Andy Stern --
The enduring case for full employment / Robert Kuttner.
Responsibility: edited by Lynn Chancer, Martín Sánchez-Jankowski, Christine Trost.

Abstract:

This book confronts the persistent issues of youth unemployment and worsening socioeconomic precarity in the United States. While overall unemployment has declined, the unemployment rate remains nearly twice as high for young people 16-19 years of age and nearly three times as high for those aged 20-24. Millions of youth are neither in school nor working, and rates of unemployment and underemployment are nearly two to three times higher for black and Latino youth. Despite these glaring statistics, far more attention has been given to diminished social prospects facing young people in Europe than in America, and this is what makes this book so important. The volume's Introduction places the issue in a global and national context, while suggesting a range of solutions and discussing the distinctive cultural ideology of the American dream as it intersects with young people's diverse experiences. Chapters in each of the book's four sections explore structural and cultural causes of youth unemployment, their ramifications for both native and immigrant youth, and how both middle- and working-class youth across diverse races and ethnicities are affected within and outside the legal economy. Overall, the book insists that because the youth of today face greater insecurity than earlier generations, the time has come to address factors like technological changes, the rise of the 24/7 and "gig" economy, and the polarization between "good" and "bad" jobs; thus, the book features chapters on potential solutions including effective school-to-work models, shorter and shared hours, full employment, and basic income.

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