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Wyn / Cahill / Woodman / Cuervo / Leccardi / Chesters

Youth and the New Adulthood

Generations of Change

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1st ed. 2020 2020. Buch. xiii, 162 S. 14 s/w-Abbildungen, 1 Farbabbildung, Bibliographien. Hardcover

Springer. ISBN 9789811533648

Format (B x L): 15,5 x 23,5 cm

In englischer Sprache


This book investigates the life trajectories of Generation X and Y Australians through the 1990s and 2000s. The book defies popular characterizations of members of the ‘precarious generations’ as greedy, narcissistic and self-obsessed, revealing instead that many of the members of these generations struggle to reach the standard of living enjoyed by their parents, value learning highly and are increasingly concerned about the environment and the legacy current generations are leaving for their children and remain optimistic in the face of considerable challenges. Drawing on data from the Life Patterns longitudinal study of Australian youth (an internationally recognized study), the book tells the story of members of these ‘precarious generations’. It examines significant dimensions of young people’s lives across time, comparing how domains such as health and well-being, education, work and relationships intersect to produce the complex outcomes that characterize the lives of members of each of these generations. It also explores the strategies these generations use to make their lives and the ways in which they remain resilient. While the book is based on Australian data, the analysis draws on and contributes to the international literature on young people and social change.


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