Social Exclusion of Youth in Europe

The Multifaceted Consequences of Labour Market Insecurity

Adopting a mixed-method and multilevel perspective, this book provides a comprehensive investigation into the multifaceted consequences of social exclusion of young people and derives crucial new policy recommendations. Contributors offer fresh insights into areas including youth well-being, health, leaving home and risks of poverty.

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Policymakers throughout Europe are enacting policies to support youth labour market integration. However, many young people continue to face unemployment, job insecurity, and the subsequent consequences.

Adopting a mixed-method and multilevel perspective, this book provides a comprehensive investigation into the multifaceted consequences of social exclusion. Drawing on rich pan-European comparative and quantitative data, and interviews with young people from across Europe, this text gives a platform to the unheard voices of young people.

Contributors derive crucial new policy recommendations and offer fresh insights into areas including youth well-being, health, poverty, leaving the parental home, and qualifying for social security.

Marge Unt is Head of the International Institute of Social Studies and Professor of Comparative Sociology at Tallinn University, Estonia.

Michael Gebel is Professor of Methods of Empirical Social Research at the Department of Sociology at the University of Bamberg, Germany.

Sonia Bertolini is Associate Professor of Sociology of Work in the Department of Cultures, Politics, and Society at the University of Turin, Italy.

Vassiliki Deliyanni-Kouimtzi is Professor Emeritus of Sociology of Education in the School of Psychology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Dirk Hofäcker is Professor of Quantitative Methods of Social Research at the Institute for Social Work and Social Policy at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.

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