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Youth vulnerability in Europe during the Great Recession

Youth vulnerability in Europe during the Great Recession
Youth vulnerability in Europe during the Great Recession
The paper gives an update to earlier analysis considering youth poverty and transition to adulthood, which is timely given the economic crisis engulfing many countries in Europe. Whereas, the crisis is affecting young people in particular, there is also huge variation across Europe. We document the short-term consequences of the current recession on the transition to adulthood of young Europeans, focusing on two main cornerstones in the transition to adulthood: economic independence and residential autonomy. We show an almost universal increase in financial hardship experienced by young adults during the recession, which is starting to translate into higher rates of co-residence with parents, hence delaying the process of leaving home and gaining economic independence. The economic recession will have a huge impact on young people and their the transition to adulthood. Economic deprivation and uncertainty will most likely delay the key markers of transition to adulthood.
transition to adulthood, poverty, deprivation, crisis
2035-2034
57
DONDENA - Centre for Research on Social Dynamics
Aassve, Arnstein
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Cottini, Elena
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Vitali, Agnese
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Aassve, Arnstein
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Cottini, Elena
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Vitali, Agnese
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Aassve, Arnstein, Cottini, Elena and Vitali, Agnese (2013) Youth vulnerability in Europe during the Great Recession (Dondena Working Papers, 57) Milano, IT. DONDENA - Centre for Research on Social Dynamics 22pp.

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Abstract

The paper gives an update to earlier analysis considering youth poverty and transition to adulthood, which is timely given the economic crisis engulfing many countries in Europe. Whereas, the crisis is affecting young people in particular, there is also huge variation across Europe. We document the short-term consequences of the current recession on the transition to adulthood of young Europeans, focusing on two main cornerstones in the transition to adulthood: economic independence and residential autonomy. We show an almost universal increase in financial hardship experienced by young adults during the recession, which is starting to translate into higher rates of co-residence with parents, hence delaying the process of leaving home and gaining economic independence. The economic recession will have a huge impact on young people and their the transition to adulthood. Economic deprivation and uncertainty will most likely delay the key markers of transition to adulthood.

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Published date: March 2013
Keywords: transition to adulthood, poverty, deprivation, crisis
Organisations: Social Statistics & Demography

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Local EPrints ID: 358782
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/358782
ISSN: 2035-2034
PURE UUID: a67540bb-e9fc-4b33-bcb2-9de1beedc37b
ORCID for Agnese Vitali: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0029-9447

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Date deposited: 15 Oct 2013 11:09
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:24

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