Young People and Social Policy in Europe

Dealing with Risk, Inequality and Precarity in Times of Crisis

  • Lorenza Antonucci
  • Myra Hamilton
  • Steven Roberts

Part of the Work and Welfare in Europe book series (RECOWE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction: Young People and Social Policy in Europe

    1. Myra Hamilton, Lorenza Antonucci, Steven Roberts
      Pages 1-12
  3. Constructing a Theory of Youth and Social Policy

    1. Lorenza Antonucci, Myra Hamilton, Steven Roberts
      Pages 13-34
  4. Precarity, Social Exclusion and Youth Policy in Europe

  5. Changing Transitions, Welfare Sources and Social Policies

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 266-269

About this book


This edited collection provides the first in-depth analysis of social policies and the risks faced by young people. The book explores the effects of both the economic crisis and austerity policies on the lives of young Europeans, examining both the precarity of youth transitions, and the function of welfare state policies.


employment Germany labor market nature poverty social policy transition unemployment Welfare Welfare State youth

Editors and affiliations

  • Lorenza Antonucci
    • 1
  • Myra Hamilton
    • 2
  • Steven Roberts
    • 3
  1. 1.University of the West of ScotlandUK
  2. 2.University of New South WalesAustralia
  3. 3.University of KentUK

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