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A Comparison of Subjective Experiences and Responses to Austerity of UK and Greek Youth

Chalari, A. and Sealey, Clive (2017) A Comparison of Subjective Experiences and Responses to Austerity of UK and Greek Youth. In: BSA Annual Conference 2017, 4-6 April 2017, University of Manchester. (Unpublished)

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Following previous research carried out by Chalari (2014; 2015), this qualitative study explores the ways in which the younger generation in Greece and UK has been affected by austerity policy measures. These two countries have been at the forefront of intense social, political and economic transformations that have impacted particularly on young people's current and future lives. This study aims to explore similarities and differences in young people's subjective experiences and responses, as from this it may be possible to discern whether there is a general, long-term negative effect of austerity across Europe. The data shows that there are some similarities in the two cohorts' subjective experiences and responses, but perhaps more interestingly some significant differences. The study discusses what the implications of these differences might be for young people and society in these countries, in terms of their impact on the abilities of the younger generation, in a way that has the potential to destabilize their personal and professional lives now and in the future.

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ISBN: 978-0-904569-49-0

Page Range: 216 to 216

Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: austerity policy measures, younger generation, Greece, UK, social, political and economic transformations, subjective experiences
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Allied Health and Community
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Depositing User: Clive Sealey
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2017 10:38
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:18

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