Understanding youth exclusion: critical moments, social networks and social capital

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/93743
Title:
Understanding youth exclusion: critical moments, social networks and social capital
Authors:
Shildrick, T. A. (Tracy); MacDonald, R. (Robert)
Citation:
Shildrick, T. A. and MacDonald, R. (2008) 'Understanding youth exclusion: critical moments, social networks and social capital', Youth and Policy, 99, pp.46-64.
Publisher:
National Youth Agency
Journal:
Youth and Policy
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/93743
Abstract:
The paper reviews some key findings from research in North East England that was based on young people's accounts of growing up in poor neighbourhoods. The studies were neither youth policy evaluations nor investigations of the potential of mentoring. In focussing, however, on the role of 'critical moments', social capital and social networks in shaping youth transitions, the paper highlights questions that are relevant to professional work with young people in the context of social exclusion. It identifies two examples of positive professional practice that assisted young adults in turning away from destructive lifestyles and transitions. It concludes, though, that even the proliferation of this sort of best practice would be unable to reverse the longer-term, deeper set processes of collective downward social mobility and economic marginalisation experienced by informants.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
social exclusion; youth transition; social capital; critical moments; north east England; poor neighbourhoods
ISSN:
0262-9798
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 05/03/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 05/03/2010]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorShildrick, T. A. (Tracy)en
dc.contributor.authorMacDonald, R. (Robert)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-05T11:14:57Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-05T11:14:57Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.citationYouth and Policy; 99: 46-64en
dc.identifier.issn0262-9798-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/93743-
dc.description.abstractThe paper reviews some key findings from research in North East England that was based on young people's accounts of growing up in poor neighbourhoods. The studies were neither youth policy evaluations nor investigations of the potential of mentoring. In focussing, however, on the role of 'critical moments', social capital and social networks in shaping youth transitions, the paper highlights questions that are relevant to professional work with young people in the context of social exclusion. It identifies two examples of positive professional practice that assisted young adults in turning away from destructive lifestyles and transitions. It concludes, though, that even the proliferation of this sort of best practice would be unable to reverse the longer-term, deeper set processes of collective downward social mobility and economic marginalisation experienced by informants.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNational Youth Agencyen
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 05/03/2010]en
dc.subjectsocial exclusionen
dc.subjectyouth transitionen
dc.subjectsocial capitalen
dc.subjectcritical momentsen
dc.subjectnorth east Englanden
dc.subjectpoor neighbourhoodsen
dc.titleUnderstanding youth exclusion: critical moments, social networks and social capitalen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalYouth and Policyen
ref.citationcount0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 05/03/2010]en
or.citation.harvardShildrick, T. A. and MacDonald, R. (2008) 'Understanding youth exclusion: critical moments, social networks and social capital', Youth and Policy, 99, pp.46-64.-
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