Making the ‘Precariat’: Unemployment, Insecurity and Work-Poor Young Adults in Harsh Economic Conditions

Making the ‘Precariat’: Unemployment, Insecurity and Work-Poor Young Adults in Harsh Economic Conditions
Free One Day Conference at the University of Leicester
July 14th 2014

In the UK, as well as in other parts of Europe, levels of unemployment among young people are disturbing. Youth unemployment is higher now than at any time since the 1980s recession (ONS, 2012), affecting over a million 16-24 year-olds with significantly higher rates among vulnerable populations such as early school-leavers.

“Making the ‘Precariat’: Unemployment, Insecurity and Work-Poor Young Adults in Harsh Economic Conditions” is a one day conference addressing issues surrounding youth unemployment. Taking place at College Court, Leicester, the conference will showcase collaborate work carried out with staff from the University of Glasgow, funded by the ERSC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative (Professor Andy Furlong, Glasgow; Professor John Goodwin, Leicester; Professor Henrietta O’Connor, Leicester).

Speakers include: Professor David Ashton, Professor Melanie Simms (Leicester) and Professor Ann Berrington (Southampton)

For more information on the event or to book a place, please visit the conference page here (http://www2.le.ac.uk/conference/precariat/making-the-2018precariat2019-unemployment-insecurity-and-work-poor-young-adults-in-harsh-economic-conditions).

If you are unable to attend the conference, you can still join the discussion on Twitter by following @ukyouthresearch

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