By Elisabetta Ruspini, Carmen Leccardi
"A New Youth?" presents a cross-cultural viewpoint at the demanding situations and difficulties posed by means of younger people's transition to maturity. The authors tackle questions equivalent to: What are the stories of being younger in numerous eu nations? What do we know about the diversities of being younger in non-European nations? Are teens constructing new attitudes in the direction of society? What are the hazards linked to the transition of stripling to maturity? will we determine new attitudes approximately citizenship? And on a extra normal point, are there reviews and new social meanings linked to early life? the quantity is comparative among quite a few ecu and non-European international locations with a view to establish the rising types of transition. those features are attached with broader social, political and cultural adjustments: alterations with regards to prolonged schooling, expanding women's participation within the labour industry, altering welfare regimes, in addition to alterations in political regimes and within the illustration and development of person identities and biographies, in the direction of an expanding individualization. The paintings bargains serious reflections within the realm of sociology of youngster by way of delivering broader understandings of the time period 'youth'. The particular research of recent types of marginality and social exclusion between adolescents deals important perception for coverage improvement and political debate.
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The reference is to the increase in age at the time of the first marriage and for the first child;8 the progressive drop in marriage rates (which for 25 to 29 year olds passes from, for example, between 1996 and 2000, 32 to 24 per cent – see Buzzi, 2002, p. 3 per cent of young people between the ages of 25 and 34 live with a partner, according to the IARD data – see Sartori, 2002, p. 9 Overall, the profile of Italian young people delineated above shows a picture marked by great uncertainty. To the general social uncertainty that pervades Western societies, in Italy we may add specific factors of uncertainty linked, for young people, in the passage from schooling to work and from the family of origin to autonomous living conditions.
And comparing her own situation to that of her parents, she stresses: If our parents had had the same possibilities [of choice] the same things would have happened to them. ’ Whereas we stop sooner, at the crossroads... and now what? Facing Uncertainty 29 Knowledge about the greatly reduced range of options at the basis of the biographical constructions of their parents (and even more so for grandparents) in relation to their own emerges in a number of interviews. Paradoxically, the advantages in relationship to the future that previous generations’ situation, if seen with the eyes of the present, could bring (the selection of options would not be necessary, the choices would be simplified, ambivalence would dissolve by itself) seems to be understood as well.