Youth long-term unemployment and its social consequences in Italy: “In a world that does not belong to me

Lara Monticelli, Simone Baglioni, Matteo Bassoli

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Abstract

This chapter explores the extent to which long-term unemployment can lead to social exclusion, paying particular attention to the role of material deprivation. Drawing on qualitative semi-structured interviews conducted with 19 young unemployed men and women living in the Italian city of Turin, the authors develop a ‘multilayered’ model that sheds light on the different consequences that the deprivation of basic or leisure goods can have on social isolation, coping strategies and psychological well-being. In this case study, the findings suggest that the lack of work and the inability to enter the labor market are responsible for a delayed transition to adulthood and, ultimately, for the reproduction of social inequalities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExperiencing long-term unemployment in Europe : youth on the edge
EditorsChristian Lahusen, Marco Giugni
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages139-169
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9781137504876
ISBN (Print)9781137504869
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2016

Keywords

  • youth unemployment
  • social exclusion
  • material deprivation
  • Turin

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