Young Europeans, Work and Family: Futures in Transition


Based on qualitative research carried out with young people aged from 18 to 30 in five European countries, Young Europeans, Work and Family examines young peoples pathways to adulthood, and their perspectives on their future work and family lives. It looks at young people from a range of social classes and at various phases in their life: in training, in higher education, in insecure work and in steady jobs, including high- and low-status employment. The study was carried out by a cross-disciplinary team of researchers from Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Sweden and the UK, countries that represent a variety of economic profiles and welfare state regimes.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Julia Brannen
  • Suzan Lewis
  • Ann Nilsen
  • Janet Smithson
  • Clarissa Kugelberg
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2001