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Youth, Work Transitions and Wellbeing

Työryhmäkoordinaattorit

Helena Helve, professori, Tampereen yliopisto, yhteiskunta- ja kulttuuritieteiden yksikkö (helena.helve@uta.fi)
Arseniy Svynarenko, Tampereen yliopisto (arseniy.svynarenko@uta.fi)

Työryhmässä esitellään uusinta suomalaista ja kansainvälistä tutkimusta nuorten työllistymisestä ja heidän kohtaamistaan ongelmista muuttuvilla työmarkkinoilla liittyen monitieteiseen kansainväliseen kirjaprojektiin "Youth, Work Transitions and Wellbeing" (toim. Helena Helve & Karen Evans). Artikkeleiden kirjoittajat vastaavat lähinnä työryhmäalustuksista, mutta työryhmään odotetaan myös näiden lisäksi muita esityksiä, jotka liittyvät nuoriin aikuisiin työmarkkinoilla. Tarpeen mukaan työryhmä voidaan jakaa suomenkieliseen ja englanninkieliseen osaan.

Youth unemployment and recession is not a new phenomenon, but there are stark differences in the dynamics of change in the present time Finland and wider world. This workshop explores these dynamics from contrasting perspectives, asking ‘what do we need to understand better in order to find effective ways of supporting youth in a changing world?’ The life chances of young people are profoundly affected by macroeconomic conditions, institutional structures, social background, gender, and ethnicity, as well as by acquired attributes and individual resources such as ability, motivation, and aspirations. As social origin, gender, and ethnicity influence the range of options available to the individual, so too do historical events beyond individual control, such as changes in the labour market, economic downturn, or the outbreak of war (e.g. Elder, 1998; Evans 2002; 2009; Helve 2002). Young people and adults alike co-regulate their motivation and behaviour in response to the social context (Jones, 2009; Schoon and Silbereisen, 2009). Recent changes in education, labour market and housing opportunities place increasing pressures on young people’s initiative and ability to navigate options and demands. On various measures, young people in Europe appear to be at risk of being ‘shut out’ of opportunities, a situation that is seen as creating conditions for social disorder as well as having a potential long term impact on well-being.

This workshop has focus on new research on the reflexive relationships between individual responses of youth to structural shifts in opportunities, inter-generational influences and the ways in which organisational and social practices are changing. As well as understanding the role of life planning and motivation in steering young people on their paths to adulthood, we need to know more about the ways in which social practices are changing and how organisational, social, cultural and sub-cultural practices are affected by economic downturn, changing social expectations and the changing socio-political environment. Equally important is how the incentives and disincentives to engagement in education, training and civic participation are changing. By focusing on the intergenerational inter-linkages, parental and wider socioeconomic and cultural influences on attitudes and behaviours of current generations of young people come into view.

Content of the book:

  • Evans & Helve: Youth and Work Transitions in Changing Social Landscapes
  • Bynner: School to Work Transitions and Well-being in a Changing Labour Market
  • Schoon & Schulenberg: The Assumption of Adult Roles in the UK, the US, and Finland: Antecedents and Associated Levels of Well-being and Health
  • Ranta: Finnish Young Adults? Financial Well-being in Times of Uncertainty
  • Lähteenmaa: ‘Agency vs. Structure’ A View of Youth Unemployment during the Current Recession in Finland
  • Edwards & Weller: Trajectories from Youth to Adulthood: Choice and structure for Young People before and during recession
  • McGrellis & Holland: Inventing adulthoods: Young People Growing up in Northern Ireland
  • Svynarenko: Regional Identities Future Expectations and Work Values
  • Helve: From Higher Education to Working Life: Work Values of Young Finns in Changing Labour Markets
  • Reynolds: Youth Transitions and Wellbeing: The Impact of Austerity on Black Youths Living in Urban Black Neighbourhoods?
  • Salmela-Aro: Academic Burnout and Engagement from Adolescence to Young Adulthood
  • Innanen & Salmela-Aro: Gender Differences in Achievement and Social Strategies, Areas of Work Life, and at the Early Career Stage
  • Cheng & Schoon: The Role of School Engagement in Young People’s Career Development and Mental Well-being: Findings from Two British Cohorts
  • Evans & Waite: ‘Activating Event’ in Adult Learners Lives: Understanding Learning and Life Changes Through a Retrospective Lens
  • Wyn: Young Adulthood in Australia and New Zealand: Pathways to Belonging
  • Everatt: ‘Ring of Fire or a Puff of (Commentators’) Smoke’?: Youth, Unemployment and Transitions in Gauteng
  • Makino: School to Work Transition and Youth Views on Labor in Japan
  • Côté: The Importance of Resources in Work Transitions in Late-modern Contexts