Nº 71. Autonomy of the Young in Europe
Coordinadora: Sandra Gaviria Sabbah.
Youth Studies Magazine. Nº 71. December 05
The main goal of this issue is to show what the young are like in each country. It is not only about learning how youth is spent but also about knowing when it ends. How do young Europeans acquire autonomy and what transitions do they undergo until they reach adulthood? When does youth end? Which are the suitable indicators, depending on the country, to achieve better understanding of this period of our lives? What is the definition of an adult? Quite often when we study the youth of different European countries and the transition into adulthood we use a framework for analysis that is suitable for one country (such as obtaining a stable job, marriage, leaving home) and is also used to study what happens in other countries.
Working on these issues internally in each country - whether quantitatively or qualitatively - will allow us to know which are the interesting indicators to achieve a better understanding of young people’s sociological reality and whether or not they take a step into adulthood.
We will look at countries from the south of Europe such as Italy, Spain and Portugal, others from the north, like Sweden, Denmark and the United Kingdom, from the central area, such as Germany and France, and from the east, like Romania. We will study the similarities and differences between these countries through a comparative analysis.
- Youth Studies Magazine. Nº 71. December 05 (en)
- Introduction (en)
- 1. The ageing of the young. Gil Calvo (en)
- 2. Nightlife as the transition from youth to adulthood. The case of Swedish young people. Magdalena Jarvin (en)
- 3. From youth to adulthood in France and Spain. Sandra Gaviria (en)
- 4. Adulthood sense: youth and social changes in Portugal today. Lia Pappámikail (en)
- 5. Entering adult life. A European comparison. Cécile van de Velde (en)
- 6. Study of the transition to adulthood for Italian young people: Between crossing the threshold in an orderly way and individualising biographical paths. Vincenzo Cicchelli y Maurizio Merico (en)
- 7. The blurred structure of adulthood: transformation of social relationships and extension of youth in Romania. Mircea Vultur (en)
- 8. German departures from the parental home: A new pathway towards independence?. Alessandra Rusconi (en)
- 9. How to put an end or not to youth. François de Singly (en)
- Materials (en)
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