Towards a capabilities perspective on vulnerable young people in Europe: An introduction
|Title||Towards a capabilities perspective on vulnerable young people in Europe: An introduction|
|Publication Type||Book Chapter|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Ziegler, H, Berthet, T, Atzmüller, R, Bonvin, J-M, Kjeldsen, CC|
|Editor||Otto, H-U, Atzmüller, R, Berthet, T, Bifulco, L, Bonvin, J-M, Chiappero-Martinetti, E, Egdell, V, Halleröd, B, Kjeldsen, CC, Kwiek, M, Schröer, R, Vero, J, Zieleńska, M|
|Book Title||Facing trajectories from school to work. Towards a capability-friendly youth policy in Europe|
The volume at hand was developed out of the insights and results of an EU collaborative research project with the title “Making Capabilities Work”. Within this project, 13 partner institutions from different disciplines (educational science, sociology, economics, philosophy, political studies and social work), which are located in ten European countries, have collaborated in a multidimensional research process. This project was the first that applies the so-called capability approach to the topic of vocational education and training as well as labour market policies of the EU and its member states. Based on the insights of this project, the interdisciplinary chapters of this volume aim at assessing the policy strategies dealing with local youngsters’ education, labour market demands and regional inequalities with respect to their potential of enabling young people to participate in working life and society.