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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: (Un)Making Europe Capitalism, Solidarities, Subjectivities. 13th Conference of the European Sociological Association, 29.08.2017 - 01.09.2017, Athens, Greece. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This qualitative study explores the ways that the younger generation in Greek and UK have 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 impacting on the ability 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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Uncontrolled Keywords: austerity, UK and Greek youths, subjective experiences, austerity in Europe, social policy, unemployment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
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Depositing User: Clive Sealey
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2017 10:07
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2018 09:40
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/6196

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