Book Chapter

11.2.4 Addressing the Issue of Unemployment among Disadvantaged Youth in Scotland: Developing the Capability for Work

Citation

Egdell V, Hollywood E & McQuaid R (2015) 11.2.4 Addressing the Issue of Unemployment among Disadvantaged Youth in Scotland: Developing the Capability for Work. In: Otto H, Atzmüller R, Berthet T, Bifulco L, Bonvin J, Chiappero-Martinetti E, Egdell V, Halleröd B, Kjeldsen C, Kwiek M, Schröer R, Vero J & Zielenska M (eds.) Facing Trajectories from School to Work: Towards a Capability-Friendly Youth Policy in Europe. Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects, 20. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 248-256. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-11436-1_11

Abstract
While most young people in the UK leave compulsory education and enter positive destinations, such as work, training or further and higher education; a significant number are not making this successful transition or are not finding a job or a career path that they aspire to or particularly value. Disadvantaged young people in the UK (such as those who lack qualifications or those living in poverty) face many barriers in the labour market including the contraction of the economy and labour market because of the economic recession, recruitment freezes, increasing competition from more skilled job applicants who are competing for low-skilled jobs, and recruitment practices relying on informal contacts and recommendation. The focus of this chapter is on disadvantaged young people in Scotland, aged 16–24, making the transition from unemployment to employment. The chapter examines two third sector run programmes that are argued to promote the individual capabilities of disadvantaged, unemployed youth to choose the work that they have reason to value A copy of this entire chapter is held in STORRE: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/21946

Keywords
Capabilites Approach; Sen; Scotland; youth; unemployment;

StatusPublished
Title of seriesTechnical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
Number in series20
Publication date31/12/2015
PublisherSpringer
Publisher URLhttp://link.springer.com/…3-319-11436-1_11
Place of publicationDordrecht
ISSN of series1871-3041
ISBN978-3-319-11436-1