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Author Andres, Lesley
Title The making of a generation : the children of the 1970s in adulthood / Lesley Andres and Johanna Wyn
Imprint Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2010
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  HQ799.8.C2 A55 2010    AVAILABLE    30610020355558
Descript viii, 271 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-266) and index
1. Introduction -- 2. Concepts and Theories: Understanding Generation and Change -- 3. Shaping Generational Change through Policy -- 4. Hopes, Dreams -- 5. Education: Changing Structures and Changing Opportunities -- 6. Gaining a Fooyhold in the World of Work -- 7. Relationships and Family -- 8. Health and Well-Being: Achieving a Balance in Life -- 9. Implications: Generation and Inequality
"Secondary school graduates of the late 1980s and early 1990s have found themselves coping with economic insecurity, social change, and workplace restructuring. Drawing on studies that have recorded the lives of young people in two countries for over fifteen years, The Making of a Generation offers unique insight into the hopes, dreams, and trajectories of a generation
Although children born in the 1970s were more educated than ever before, as adults they entered new labour markets that were de-regulated and precarious. Lesley Andres and Johanna Wyn discuss the consequences of education and labour policies in Canada and Australia, emphasizing their long-term impacts on health, well-being, and family formation. They conclude that these young adults bore the brunt of policies designed to bring about rapid changes in the nature of work. Despite their modest hopes and aspirations for security, those born in the 1970s became a vanguard generation as they negotiated the significant social and economic transformations of the 1990s."--pub. desc
Subject Young adults -- Canada -- Social conditions
Young adults -- Australia -- Social conditions
Generation X -- Canada
Generation X -- Australia
Canada -- Social conditions -- 1971-1991
Canada -- Social conditions -- 1991-
Australia -- Social conditions
Jeunes adultes -- Canada -- Conditions sociales
Jeunes adultes -- Australie -- Conditions sociales
Génération X -- Canada
Génération X -- Australie
Canada -- Conditions sociales -- 1971-1991
Canada -- Conditions sociales -- 1991-
Australie -- Conditions sociales
Alt Author Wyn, Johanna, 1952-
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