Youth employment, racialised gendering and school–work transitions

Sophie Bowlby, Sally Lloyd Evans and Clare Roche

in City matters

Published by Policy Press

Published in print May 2004 | ISBN: 9781861344458
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301868 | DOI:
Youth employment, racialised gendering and school–work transitions

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This chapter explores the school–work transitions of young men and women from different ethnic and class backgrounds in the two prosperous towns of Reading and Slough in England at the end of the 1990s. It examines how young people's ideas of their own racialised and gendered identities affect their labour-market behaviour, and how racialised and gendered ideas held by employers about young people influence their employability. The chapter describes the interconnected phases in the transition from school to paid work that most young people pass through between sixteen and twenty-five years of age.

Keywords: school–work transitions; young people; Reading; Slough; England; labour-market behaviour; employability

Chapter.  9709 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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