Globalization, Uncertainty and Youth in Society

Globalization, Uncertainty and Youth in Society

May 8, 2015

This book, published in 2005 is co-edited by Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Erik Klijzing, Melinda Mills and Karin Kurz and is the first book in a series resulting from the GLOBALIFE project.

Examining how youths in fourteen industrialized societies make the transition to adulthood in an era of globalization and rising uncertainty, this collection of essays investigates the impact that institutions working with social groups of youths have upon those youths’ abilities to make adult decisions determining their life courses.

Covering both Europe and North America, the book includes case studies, and contains country-specific contributions on conservative, social-democratic, post-socialist, liberal and familistic welfare regimes, as well as data from the GLOBALIFE project.

Filling the gap in the market on the micro effects of globalization on individuals, and taking an empirical approach to the topic, this impressive volume brings the individual and nation-specific institutions back into the discussion on globalization.

To see the Table of Contents and all authors and country studies, click HERE.

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