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Youth unemployment, welfare and political participation: a comparative study of six countries

Torild Hammer

in Changing labour markets, welfare policies and citizenship

Published by Policy Press

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9781861342720
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301660 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861342720.003.0007
Youth unemployment, welfare and political participation: a comparative study of six countries

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This chapter discusses the relationship between welfare regimes and political participation among unemployed youth to determine whether a more generous financial support constitutes a resource of participation, or whether dependency is associated with political passitivity and alienation. In this chapter, the Marshallian analyses of citizen's rights are used as a basis. His analyses form the basis for the analysis of full civil, political and social citizenship. The analysis presented in this chapter is conducted on the basis of a six nation comparative study of unemployed youth and compares, across two welfare regimes, the Scandinavian and the more residual British systems.

Keywords: welfare regimes; political participation; unemployed youth; financial support; resource of participation; political passitivity; alienation; civil citizenship; political citizenship; social citizenship

Chapter.  6129 words. 

Subjects: Occupations, Professions, and Work

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